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Schopenhauer

[shoh-puh n-hou-er; German shoh-puh n-hou-uhr]
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noun
  1. Ar·thur [ahr-toor] /ˈɑr tʊər/, 1788–1860, German philosopher.
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Related formsScho·pen·hau·er·i·an [shoh-puh n-houuh r-ee-uh n, -hou-er-, shoh-puh n-hou-eer-ee-uh n] /ˈʃoʊ pənˌhaʊər i ən, -ˌhaʊ ər-, ˌʃoʊ pən haʊˈɪər i ən/, adjective
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  • They are artificial, and yet bear a resemblance to certain Schopenhauerian theories.

    Egoists

    James Huneker

  • Wotan must needs become a Schopenhauerian; and Siegfried, a pessimist at the close.

    Unicorns

    James Huneker

  • So far it is Will and not Idea that is manifested in the revolutionary labor movement, to use the Schopenhauerian terms.

    Major Prophets of To-Day

    Edwin E. Slosson


British Dictionary definitions for schopenhauerian

Schopenhauer

noun
  1. 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
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Derived FormsSchopenhauerian (ˌʃəʊpənˈhaʊərɪən), adjectiveSchopenhauerism, noun
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