1841 – 1876
Who was Philipp Mainländer?
In his central work Die Philosophie der Erlösung —according to Theodor Lessing “perhaps the most radical system of pessimism known to philosophical literature” —Mainländer proclaims that life is absolutely worthless, and that “the will, ignited by the knowledge that non-being is better than being, is the supreme principle of morality.”
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