Thank you so much for your continued support! We love our feminist community! Please note: Most orders are processed within 48 hours and ship/are available for pickup within 1-7 business days. We cannot guarantee any shipping times. Our website reflects what is available to order, NOT what is on our shelves. To check in stock availability or if you have other questions, please call the store (404)524-0304 10am-7pm daily (Sundays, Noon-6pm). We will do our best to get books and other items ready for pick-up or shipping, however, we cannot guarantee any shipping or delivery times. We have LOTS of books in the store, so please let us help pick something else out if what you are looking for is out of stock! Thank you for shopping independent, queer, and feminist!
Arthur Schopenhauer was a German philosopher. He is best known for his magnum opus, The World as Will and Representation, in which he argues that the phenomenal world is driven by a metaphysical will that perpetually and malignantly seeks satiation. He also wrote influentially on aesthetics, ethics, and religion. Transcendental idealism provided the basis for much of his thought, and his atheistic philosophy has been described as an exemplary manifestation of philosophical pessimism. Finding his conclusions to be compatible with those of much Eastern philosophy, his solutions to the problems of existence and suffering were consequently similar to those of Vedantic and Buddhist thinkers (e.g., asceticism). His doctoral dissertation, On the Fourfold Root of the Principle of Sufficient Reason, examined the nature of epistemology and experience in the phenomenal world, and has been influential in the history of phenomenology. Schopenhauer's philosophy has proven influential in philosophy, art, psychology, and literature; thinkers who have cited his influence include Friedrich Nietzsche, Richard Wagner, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Erwin Schrodinger, Albert Einstein, Sigmund Freud, Otto Rank, Carl Jung, Joseph Campbell, Leo Tolstoy, Thomas Mann, Thomas Ligotti, and Jorge Luis Borges, among others.