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Today is Friday, Feb. 22, the 53rd day of 2002 with 312 to follow. This is Washington's Birthday. The moon is waxing, moving toward its full phase.
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Exhibit offers art from moonwatching era

NEW YORK, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- The Metropolitan Museum is celebrating the acquisition of its first painting by the leading German 19th century romanticist, Caspar David Friedrich, with one of
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Arthur Schopenhauer (22 February 1788 â€“ 21 September 1860) was a German philosopher known for his pessimism and philosophical clarity. At age 25, he published his doctoral dissertation, On the Fourfold Root of the Principle of Sufficient Reason, which examined the four separate manifestations of reason in the phenomenal world.

Schopenhauer's most influential work, The World as Will and Representation, claimed that the world is fundamentally what humans recognize in themselves as their will. His analysis of will led him to the conclusion that emotional, physical, and sexual desires can never be fulfilled. Consequently, he described a lifestyle of negating desires, similar to the ascetic teachings of Vedanta, Buddhism, Taoism and the Church Fathers of early Christianity.

Schopenhauer's metaphysical analysis of will, his views on human motivation and desire, and his aphoristic writing style influenced many well-known thinkers including Friedrich Nietzsche, Richard Wagner, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Erwin Schrödinger, Albert Einstein, Sigmund Freud, Otto Rank, Carl Gustav Jung, Leo Tolstoy, and Jorge Luis Borges.

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