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In search of Schopenhauer article

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    There’s a meme going around the internet quoting Campbell referring to an article by Schopenhauer titled, “On an Apparent Intention in the Fate of the Individual.” I’ve searched several of Schopenhauer’s books and can’t find this article. Even Google couldn’t come up with any references to it other than Campbell’s. Can someone please refer me to the source (better yet, the text) of the Schopenhauer article?

    Thank you!


      Yeah, that one is one of his favorites, and the challenge is that Campbell read it in German, so the translation of the title is his own.

      Here’s a footnote from Pathways to Bliss:

      Arthur Schopenhauer, “Über die anscheinende Absichtlichkeit im Schicksale des Einzelnen” (Leipzig: Ed. Frauenstaedt, 1851). Campbell read this essay in the original: the title he gives is his own translation from the German. An English translation of the essay appears in E. F. J. Payne, ed., Six Long Philosophical Essays, vol. 1, Parerga and Paralipomena (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2000) pp. 199ff.


      Aha! Thank you very much, David!

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