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How can one interpret impenetrability in Schopenhauer?

In Schopenhauers Die Welt, he writes: How early again was this truth recognised by the wise men of India, appearing indeed as the fundamental tenet of the Vedanta philosophy as ascribed to Vyasa, ...
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Schopenhauer and Maya

Schopenhauer in Die Welt refers to the Vedanta in Die Welt; and in one specific passage he declares: 'It is Maya, the veil of deception, which blinds the eyes of mortals and makes them behold a ...
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Schopenhauer and space-time

Consider the following, fairly famous statement (amongst the cognoscenti of natural philosophy) of Minkowski, a collaborator of Einsteins on the new conception of space and time that Einsteins theory ...
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Is a world of only time a world without intelligible order?

We live in a world of three spatial dimensions and one of time; what this means is now obvious given the extent science and mathematics has entered popular discourse. Whenever we have a number we ...
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What does Schopenhauer mean by etiology?

Schopenhauer in Will and Representation writes: What is the use of explanations that ultimately refer us to something whose inner nature is quite as unknown as the thing we started with? Do we in ...
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Looking for an antithesis to Schopenhauer

I'm looking for someone who can give me the name of a thinker who says the complete opposite to Schopenhauer (on the same subject). I'm about to read "Die Welt als Wille und Vorstellung" or at least ...
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Is it arguable that philosophy is a crucial ingredient to a theory of mind?

I do not mean that there are philosophical positions on the theory of mind (as there most certainly are), but that philosophising must be part of the theory of mind, with a natural 'osmotic' unwilled ...
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How valid is Nietzsche's critique of Buddhism?

According to a paper titled Nietzsche's Reception of Buddhist Psychology With Constant Reference to Christianity by McDonald (2012), given at a conference in Copenhagen, Nietzsche's work contains 158 ...