Schopenhauerism

noun
Scho·​pen·​hauer·​ism
plural -s

Definition of Schopenhauerism

: the philosophy of Arthur Schopenhauer who taught that the essential or absolute reality is a blind and restless will manifesting itself as a will to live and that life is an evil to be cured only by overcoming the will to live — compare voluntarism

History and Etymology for Schopenhauerism

Arthur Schopenhauer + English -ism

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“Schopenhauerism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Schopenhauerism. Accessed 29 Sep. 2022.

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