Death, Contemplation and Schopenhauer
The connections between death, contemplation and the contemplative life have been a recurrent theme in the canons of both western and eastern philosophical thought. This book provides a sustained analysis and critical assessment of the sources and standpoints of Arthur Schopenhauer.
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