Arthur Schopenhauer

Just for the heck of it, I decided to find out more about Arthur Schopenhauer, the German philosopher who lived from 1788-1860.
“He is known for having espoused a sort of philosophical pessimism that saw life as being essentially evil and futile, but saw hope in aesthetics, sympathy for others and ascetic living.” (
Here is another quote:
We forfeit three-fourths of ourselves in order to be like other people.
Arthur Schopenhauer
Well, what about Michael Polanyi and his theories of tacit knowledge?

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