One of the most unusual works on the literary heritage of Arthur Schopenhauer, a nineteenth century German philosopher known for his atheistic pessimism and philosophical clarity.
Here he tried to oppo
se epicurean conception to his own, pessimistic and idealistic one. The author aspired to teach people to live a happy, mature, comfortable life, giving voice to the thought that there is a certain concept of wisdom of life, which implies the skill to live easily and calmly. Quoting the ancient and contemporary wise men, the philosopher draws his arguments out of the life experience. We enter here a world of free thought, revealing the secrets of our living, our human nature – upheld by our own unique experience we are able to realize better the course of life and the opportunities to improve it.MoreLess