Talk:Arthur Schopenhauer

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I think the philosopher had a dog, not a cat[edit]

Hi. I indeed would prefer Schopenhauer had had a cat, but actually he had a dog, and it was named Atma. I think he had two dogs, both of them named Atma. In the article we read he had a cat. Hence my point. Thanks.

Non-existent pet cat[edit]

In the “Life” section, the following appeared: “He died of heart failure on 21 September 1860 while sitting at home on his couch with his cat.” Helen Zimmern’s biography was cited. I deleted the reference to a cat. Zimmern’s book does not mention a cat. By the way, Schopenhauer’s pet was a poodle, not a cat. He provided for the poodle in his will. Also, the first poodle was Atma; the second was named Butz.98.110.87.71 (talk) 05:15, 9 August 2015 (UTC)Hans Wurst

I don't know anything about Schopenhauer, but wills are written while you are alive; provisions in a will for a dog do not necessarily mean that the dog was still alive at the time of the legator's death; question is whether the dog survived probate. In such a case, probably Schrodinger had more to say about it than Schopenhauer. :) 68.175.78.20 (talk) 19:23, 23 May 2016 (UTC)

Science + edits[edit]

Hi,
if some relevant RSs can be found, it would complete the picture of Artie to mention that he, unusual for a philosopher, was well versed in science - obviously at the state of the art of his time - and declared science to be highly important. I'll see what I can find in GE; if someone can trawl for EN sources, that would be helpful.
I removed his anti-marriage quotes from the section on mlle. Medon, by the way, as they were published 15-20 years after the event and so do not constitute any kind of contemporary commentary on this relationship.
T 88.89.219.147 (talk) 02:27, 9 May 2016 (UTC)

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Genetics v. Heredity[edit]

Please provide justification for this edit.

https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Arthur_Schopenhauer&oldid=743154199#Heredity_and_eugenics

Why is an explanation of genetics versus heredity warranted? This seems an apology for an opinion of Schopenhauer that may offend and also appears contrary to Schopenhauer's stated opinion. A citation is warranted, at a minimum. Voodooengineer (talk) 14:52, 20 January 2017 (UTC)

Broken Reference[edit]

Reference [37] is broken.

49.228.113.144 (talk) 15:38, 20 March 2017 (UTC)