In Schopenhauer in 90 Minutes, Paul Strathern offers a concise, expert account of SchopenhauerAIs life and ideas, and explains their influence on manAIs struggle to understand his existence in the world. The book also includes selections from SchopenhauerAIs writings; a brief list of suggested reading for those who wish to push further; and chronologies that place Schopenhauer within his own age and in the broader scheme of philosophy.
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