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Arthur Schopenhauer book
Arthur Schopenhauer’s (1788-1860) popular reputation as a pessimistic atheist has tended to obscure the appreciation of his philosophy’s religious import. An individualist he surely was, but he was not iconoclastic, and he experienced a great satisfaction in the belief that his independent philosophizing cohered with the ethical doctrines of the world’s major religions. Foremost in his mind were Hinduism, Buddhism and Christianity, as he understood them to express a general outlook that elevates spiritual concerns over materialistic and worldly ones.