The semi-satisfied life | Curio

The semi-satisfied life

22 mins | Sep 9, 2020

For Arthur Schopenhauer, happiness is a state of semi-satisfaction. Renowned for his pessimism, the German philosopher knew that full-on joy was unavailable to us and so settled for much less. But, in doing so, did he end up becoming a connoisseur of very distinctive kinds of happiness instead? David Bather Woods explores in Aeon magazine.

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