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Vol. 1 (2022): Pessimism and Philosophy 

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We ask ourselves in this first issue of the Pessimism Notebooks about the meaning of pessimism in relation to philosophy and if it is possible to speak properly of a pessimistic philosophy or at least of philosophical pessimism.



Posted : 04/01/22

FULL NUMBER                                                                                  1-250



editorial note                                                                                           2-4

Arthur Schopenhauer: between pessimism and philosophy

Jesus Carlos Hernandez Moreno                                                                          8-17



The worst of all possible worlds: nature as an argument for Schopenhauer's metaphysical pessimism 

Zaida Olvera                                                                                          8-17



Of the idiosyncrasies of pessimism as cardinal virtues of all philosophizing

HW Gamez                                                                                         33-45

Pessimism and individuality . Brief exploration of the foundations of pessimism in modern thought

Carlos David Garcia Mancilla                                                                           33-45

FIXED BAD. His pessimism and dialectics in three moments

Piercarlo Necchi                                                                                       33-45

On the need for a different philosophical orientation around the optimism-pessimism controversy

Adam Nunez Luna                                                                                     33-45

The Gnostic recurrence of pessimism as a result of the failure of the modern neutralization of evil

Hector del Estal Sanchez                                                                                33-45

Christ's suicide

Cristian Andres Hernandez Pelaez                                                                        33-45

Justin's Prayer or Denial of the Will to Live

Jesus Arellano Esquivel                                                                                 33-45

Walter Benjamin, progress, revolution, memory how to organize pessimism

Gabriella White                                                                                       33-45

Cioran eo Ceticismo

Rui Benevides Prates                                                                                  33-45

That science they say, they say will save us

Juan Carlos Moreno Romo                                                                              33-45

Optimism and pessimism. Leibniz and Schopenhauer

Julius Frauenstädt - Jesús Carlos Hernández Moreno (trans.)                                                  33-45

Pessimism and the social question in Philipp Mainländer

Flamarion Caldeira Ramos - Carlos Dario Romero (trans.)                                                     33-45

Fragments belonging to Carlo Michelstaedter's Scritti Vari

Gabriel Adelio Saia (trans.)                                                                              33-45

Pragmatic pessimism. Or on the “Dark gray” of the World

Vila Debona (AA and trans.)                                                                              33-45

Schopenhauer, Arthur. On vision and colors. A treatise . Introduction, translation and notes by Jesús Carlos Hernández Moreno. Madrid: Casimiro, 2021, pp. 183

Paolo Gajardo Jana                                                                                    33-45

Gwinner, Wilhelm. Schopenhauer and his friends . Introduction, translation and notes by Jesús Carlos Hernández Moreno. Madrid: Sequitur Editions, 2021, pp. 144

Carlos Dario Romero                                                                                  33-45

Lanterna, Marco. Peisithanates. Trattato della buona estinzione . Italy: Liberilibri, Macerata, 2021, p. 152

Annalisa Presice                                                                                     33-45

Von Hartman, Edward. Philosophy of the Unconscious. Translation, introduction and notes by Manuel Pérez Cornejo, prologue by Carlos Javier González Serrano. Madrid: Publishing Alliance, 2022, pp. 728. 224

Carlos Javier Gonzalez Serrano                                                                          33-45



N°. 2 (2023): The Polemic of Pessimism in the Nineteenth Century 

In this second issue of Notebooks about Pessimism, we intend to delve into this multifaceted controversy, attending, as a guide, to its two major phases or stages: the first, which would cover approximately from 1850 to 1869, in which the main representative of pessimism would be Arthur Schopenhauer; and the second, in which Eduard von Hartmann and his Philosophy of the Unconscious (1869) occupied the center of the discussions from 1870 until the outbreak of the Great War.

Posted : 04/04/23

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Editorial Note                                                                                                                                                                              7-8

Schopenhauer versus Schopenhauer. Philosophy between Buddha and Zaratustra

Jesús Carlos Hernández Moreno                                                                                                                                                   11-38



“The Most Modern Type of the Insane Genius”: Schopenhauer and the Pathology of Genius, 1870-1900

Tobias Dahlkvist                                                                                                                                                                              39-52



The reception of Eduard von Hartmann’s philosophy in Spain and Portugal

Manuel Pérez Cornejo                                                                                                                                                                     53-77

Beyond suffering: How Nietzsche re-conceptualized pessimism

Pedro Naranjo Cobo                                                                                                                                                                      79-89

Pompeu Gener. A positivist Response to the Philosophy of the Unconscious in Spain

Héctor del Estal Sánchez                                                                                                                                                               91-106

The double face of Pessimism

Domenico M. Fazio                                                                                                                                                                     109-123

India and Schopenhauer in the Light of Sankara and Schopenhauer

Arati Barua                                                                                                                                                                                 125-129

Pessimists of Suspicion: Thomas Ligotti/Philipp Mainländer. A Specular Relationship

Manuel Pérez Cornejo                                                                                                                                                                  131-142

Pessimism and Individualism

Georges Palante (trads. Slaymen Bonilla y Libertad Estrada)                                                                                                  145-160


Olga Plümacher (trads. Fernando Burgos y Pedro Naranjo Cobo)                                                                                          161-176

Optimism and Pessimism. Leibniz and Schopenhauer

Julius Frauenstädt (trad. Jesús Carlos Hernández Moreno)                                                                                                      177-183

Religious Apathy among the lower strata of the Population presumably as a Result of Pessimism

Olga Plümacher (trad. José Carlos Ibarra Cuchillo)                                                                                                                   185-188

Moral and religious pessimism in Homer and Hesiod

J.-A. Hild - Adán Núñez Luna (trad.)                                                                                                                                      189-200

India and Schopenhauer in light of Sankara and Schopenhauer

Arati Barua - Axel Velasco Maldonado (trad.)                                                                                                                         201-206

Taubert, Agnes. El pesimismo y sus adversarios. Introducción y traducción de Manuel Pérez Cornejo, Prólogo de Fernando Burgos, España, Sequitur, 2023, pp. 120

Carlos Darío Romero                                                                                                                                                                   209-211

Gioele P. Cima. Motivi lacaniani. Scritti sul peggio. Italia, Orthotes, Napoli, 2022, pp. 160

Piercarlo Necchi                                                                                                                                                                          213-217

Josefa Ros Velasco. La enfermedad del aburrimiento. Madrid, Alianza, 2022, pp. 296

Paolo Gajardo Jaña                                                                                                                                                                      219-220

Frederick C. Beiser. Weltschmerz. El pesimismo en la filosofía alemana: 1860-1900. Traducción, Fernando Burgos, Slaymen Bonilla y Antonio García, Madrid, Sequitur, 2022, pp. 460

Carlos Javier González Serrano                                                                                                                                                   221-221

Manuel Pérez Cornejo. Arturo, o el pesimismo. Un diálogo [Fantasía filosófica sobre los jardines de la granja de san Idelfonso]. Madrid, Huso, 2022, pp. 128

José Carlos Ibarra Cuchillo                                                                                                                                                         223 -225

Arthur Schopenhauer. Correspondencia escogida. Edición, notas y traducción de Luis Fernando Moreno Claros, Barcelona, Acantilado, 2022, pp. 832

Arnold Hernández Díaz                                                                                                                                                             227-228

Moses Mendelssohn y Gotthold Ephraim Lessing. Pope, ¿un metafísico?  Edición, traducción y estudio preliminar de Jesús Carlos Hernández Moreno, Madrid, Sequitur, 2022, pp. 120

Carlos David García Mancilla                                                                                                                                                    229-231

Philipp Mainländer. The Philosophie of Redemtion. Vol. I. Edición, notas y traducción de Christian Romus, Australia, Irukandji Press, 2023, pp. 510

Fernando Burgos                                                                                                                                                                       233-234

FULL ISSUE                                                                                                                                                                                   1-235



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