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Indeed, Schopenhauer's philosophical pessimism, more than any other cultural force, contributes to the intellectual character of Mr.
I hope that my analysis of his relationship to philosophical pessimism and the tragedy of circumstances will help to change such views and to encourage a more profound appreciation of his work.
First, he considers works reflecting the author's confrontation, for most of the 1880s, with the notion that the meaning of life is self-evident, with philosophical pessimism, and with Tolstoiism.

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