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While Schopenhauer's antisemitism is detestable, as is his misogyny, his defense of animal rights is quite amazing. Two centuries in advance of its time. One could argue that his personal life had a lot to do with these likes and dislikes. His competitive feelings towards Spinoza. Again, a strict and stern system of thought which is likely to have been a poor fit for his feminine acquaintances. His loneliness. Only relieved by ... his poodle?
Contributed by - Arabella Hutter