Schopenhauer IV

“Philosophy, just as art and poetry, must have its source in perceptual comprehension of the world: nor, however much the head needs to remain on top, ought it to be so cold-blooded a business that the whole man, heart and head, is not finally involved and affected through and through. Philosophy is not algebra: on the contrary, Vauvenargues was right when he said: Les grandes pensĂ©es viennent du coeur.”

‘On Philosophy and the Intellect’, Parerga and Paralipomena (1851), trans. R. J Hollingdale (1970).


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