In this video, we cover the life and philosophy of one histories darkest and most comprehensive philosophers, the original pessimist, Arthur Schopenhauer.
h/t: Thinking Minds
An explication of Utilitarianism, the most well known of the versions of Consequentialism, including where it stands on the ten distinctions outlined in the previous video on the Map of Consequentialism. Distinctions include, act vs rule, actual vs expected, hedonistic vs pluralistic, and more!
Arthur Schopenhauer was deeply influenced by Buddhist thought and is in many ways the West’s answer to it: he too tells us to reign in our desires and adopt a consolingly pessimistic attitude to our struggles.