Ar·thur [ahr-toor], /ˈɑr tʊər/, 1788–1860, German philosopher.
- Scho·pen·hau·er·i·an [shoh-puhn-houuhr-ee-uhn, -hou-er-, shoh-puhn-hou-eer-ee-uhn], /ˈʃoʊ pənˌhaʊər i ən, -ˌhaʊ ər-, ˌʃoʊ pən haʊˈɪər i ən/, adjective
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How to use Schopenhauer in a sentence
After all, as the German philosopher Schopenhauer said, “hakuna matata.”
I found the morose philosophers (Nietzsche, Schopenhauer, Spengler) the most interesting.
For the philosophically minded, the reference to Schopenhauer is a clue as to what is happening to Bobby.
He blames the “hold-up” on an imaginary broker he calls (off the cuff) “Schopenhauer.”
Baroness Schopenhauer died at Jena; a woman of talent and celebrity, and author of various works, which were collected in 24 vols.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel Munsell
Doubtless Schopenhauer was right: it is merely the furious determination of the race to persist.Ancestors | Gertrude Atherton
For Schopenhauer, long-bodied and ungainly, had come with them to Europe, and was now friends with all the gay dogs of Prague.The Devourers | Annie Vivanti Chartres
"Invariably to see the general in the particular is the distinguishing characteristic of genius," says Schopenhauer.We Philologists, Volume 8 (of 18) | Friedrich Nietzsche
Schopenhauer wonders why Nature did not take it into her head to invent two entirely separate species of men.We Philologists, Volume 8 (of 18) | Friedrich Nietzsche
British Dictionary definitions for Schopenhauer
Arthur (ˈartʊr). 1788–1860, German pessimist philosopher. In his chief work, The World as Will and Idea (1819), he expounded the view that will is the creative primary factor and idea the secondary receptive factor
- Schopenhauerian (ˌʃəʊpənˈhaʊərɪən), adjective
- Schopenhauerism, noun
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