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Mon, Jun 12

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Canteen Room at Stovehouse

Schopenhauer and Yoshida Kenkō: Advice for Living Meaningfully (1)

Lecture Presented by Rolf J. Goebel, Ph.D.

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Schopenhauer and Yoshida Kenkō: Advice for Living Meaningfully (1)
Schopenhauer and Yoshida Kenkō: Advice for Living Meaningfully (1)

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Jun 12, 2023, 7:00 PM – Jun 13, 2023, 7:00 PM

Canteen Room at Stovehouse, 3414 Governors Dr SW, Huntsville, AL 35805, USA

About the event

The German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860) and the Japanese Buddhist monk Yoshida Kenkō (1283-1350) shared surprisingly similar views on a range of fundamental issues, among them the evanescence, uncertainty, and vanity of the world, the illusions of unfulfillable desires, the pleasure of a life in seclusion; the power of self-reliance, and the consolations of immersing oneself in the arts. This talk examines the writings of these thinkers as contributions to the art of living meaningfully that still resonate with our own times.

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