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Born: 22 February 1788 Died: 21 September 1860

Country of origin: Germany


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Description: German philosopher best known for his book, The World as Will and Representation (German: Die Welt als Wille und Vorstellung) , in which he claimed that our world is driven by a continually dissatisfied will, continually seeking satisfaction. Influenced by Eastern thought, he maintained that the "truth was recognized by the sages of India"; consequently, his solutions to suffering were similar to those of Vedantic and Buddhist thinkers (i.e. asceticism); his faith in "transcendental ideality" led him to accept atheism and learn from Christian philosophy. He was a man of short stature. ... (more)
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