Philipp Mainländer (October 5, 1841 – April 1, 1876) was a German poet and philosopher.

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  • Philipp Mainländer (October 5, 1841 – April 1, 1876) was a German poet and philosopher. Born as Philipp Batz, he later changed his name into Mainländer from adoration for his hometown Offenbach am Main.In his central work Die Philosophie der Erlösung (The Philosophy of Redemption) – 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." (en)
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  • Offenbach am Main, Grand Duchy of Hesse (en)
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  • Friedrich NietzscheUlrich HorstmannAlfred KubinMax Seiling (en)
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  • * Aesthetics * Atheism * Epistemology * Metaphysics * Theodicy (en)
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  • Philipp Mainländer (en)
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  • The will to die (en)
  • The universe is finite in size and has had a beginning (en)
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  • * German Idealism * Philosophical pessimism * Voluntarism (en)
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  • Philipp Mainländer (October 5, 1841 – April 1, 1876) was a German poet and philosopher. (en)
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