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Julius Bahnsen
« on: August 11, 2018, 10:23:45 am »
“Man is a self-conscious Nothing.”
      - Julius Bahnsen

I was searching for anything by or about Julius Bahnsen in English, and came around full circle to Julius Bahnsen in English? over at (Thomas Ligotti Online).   That may be our final refuge and place to look for each other (Gorticide) should this board disappear into the Void.

Have you checked it out, Raul?

Here's a link left by Jeff Coleman: Julius Bahnsen

Radoslav A. Tsanoff tells us that at the heart of Bahnen's philosophical system is an irrational "atheistic individualism, a world-view of the meaningless eternally self-tormenting and self-rending chaos of will-forces: a dismal view of a woeful and futile world: miserabilism is a mild name for it. 
[The Conspiracy Against the Human Race (2007 Thomas Ligotti)]
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Things They Will Never Tell YouArthur Schopenhauer has been the most radical and defiant of all troublemakers.

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Re: Julius Bahnsen
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2018, 03:09:01 pm »
Thanks for the link I will check it out too. I have been reading the western philosophical cannon between math intensive sessions. You see, I am trying to see if the so-called greats of the philosophical cannon starting all the way from the pre-socratics were in any way :1. Pessimistic about life. 2. Were interested in mathematics.

And I am glad to tell you that I have found certain very interesting things. What Schopenhauer says also becomes clearer.
I found this in one of the articles in Guardian:

Hobbes, Locke, Hume, Adam Smith, Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz, Kant and Bentham all went unmarried.

Closer to our own time, Schopenhauer, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Sartre and Wittgenstein were all unmarried and childless.

Hegel married and had children. ::)

PS: Please don't think I am trying to mix metaphysics with mathematics-I know at present you are primarily interested in maths. Well, for the present, so am I.
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