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Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesPhilosophy · 8 months ago

Why does Schopenhauer hate women?

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  • 8 months ago

    Because he was a miserable proto-fascist misogynist git.

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  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    Why does any man hate women? They're angry about their own inferiority, usually.

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  • 8 months ago

    As J15 pointed out, "hate" is not really the best word for his attitude toward women, but as you can see, he was very condescending toward women.

    He got away with stereotyping people in a way that would not be tolerated these days in academia. I wouldn't use the term anti-Semite, but he stereotyped Jews, saying that he regarded their optimism as naive.

    Maybe I'm wrong about modern attitudes toward stereotyping. It seems that with "identity politics," it has become acceptable.

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  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    Someone who is dead cannot hate or love anybody dumbass. Try using the past tense.

    FAIL

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  • 8 months ago

    Probably bottle-fed .

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  • j153e
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    Schopenhauer did have some differences with his mother, he being more manly and dour like his father, she being more gregarious and lively. However, his generally keen observational skills did not so much produce "hatred" of the gentler sex, rather, his personal, keen, accurate appraisal and philosophical insight produced many a brilliant insight, to wit: "Women are directly adapted to act as the nurses and educators of our early childhood, for the simple reason that they themselves are childish, foolish, and short-sighted--in a word, are big children all their lives, something intermediate between the child and the man, who is a man in the strict sense of the word. Consider how a young girl will toy day after day with a child, dance with it and sing to it, and then consider what a man, with the very best intentions in the world, could do in her place."

    A reason to deny women the vote: "It is because women's reasoning powers are weaker that they show more sympathy for the unfortunate than men, and consequently take a kindlier interest in them. On the other hand, women are inferior to men in matters of justice, honesty, and conscientiousness."

    As to women's value in the cultural tradition, this keen insight: "Nothing different can be expected of women if it is borne in mind that the most eminent of the whole sex have never accomplished anything in the fine arts that is really great, genuine, and original, or given to the world any kind of work of permanent value....They always stick to what is subjective."

    There are more such insights...clearly Schopenhauer does not "hate" women, he understands them! (Lol.)

    P.S. Especially in the time of "political correctness," disavowal of "hate speech," and lack of awareness of irony, will note for the record that quoting Schopenhauer does not necessarily equal condoning his insights...with hopes that reading Schopenhauer (or Mark Twain's "Huckleberry Finn," or other such worthies) will not be "triggering;" it is worth speculating that Mr. Schopenhauer would today be even more insightful, nuanced., and even able to appreciate the beauty of the "higher subjective," aka the Noetic. An example of recent research along Schopenhauerian lines: https://neurosciencenews.com/gender-natural-disast...

    To answer your question with a question: Schopenhauer was a keen observer of his day; guess who recently had similarly keen sociological chops?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3r_qd2yxIsM

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    P.p.s. It is likely Arthur never met the right woman; imo he would have benefited and been blessed by marrying up with Hypatia (as would have Socrates or Kant).

    Related: "For Couples Only" by Shaunti Feldhahn.

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  • 8 months ago

    He thought {uz ^"^ e] out of the box.

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  • Brian
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    Maybe he was an early incel.

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