Nineteenth Century Philosophy

Arthur Schopenhauer

What was Arthur Schopenhauer’s moral system?

Schopenhauer believed that we should harm no one and help others as much as we can. Only on the level of appearance, when we are in direct contact with our own individual wills, is this difficult. In the noumenal realm, there is only one will and we are all part of it, so to harm another person is, in effect, to harm ourselves.


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