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On the Basis of Morality

  title={On the Basis of Morality},
  author={A. Schopenhauer and E. Payne and Richard Taylor}
entirely unsubstantial conceptions, floating in the air equally with ourselves. It is from these, or, more correctly, from the mere form of their connection with judgments made, that a Law is declared to proceed, which by so-called absolute necessity is supposed to be valid, and to be strong enough to lay bit and bridle on the surging throng of human desires, on the storm of passion, on the giant might of egoism. We shall see if such be the case. With this preconceived notion that the basis of… Expand
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