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Schopenhauer-Darwin: Pessimismus oder Optimismus

Nature volume 85, page 403 (26 January 1911) | Download Citation



THE author describes the “struggle for existence” in somewhat lurid language, as a preparation for the introduction of the doctrine of his master, Schopenhauer. The weak go to the wall, the fit survive. In a few millenniums there will be nobody but the happy strong. Life is a game, a gladiator-fight, and the survivor is the best. The process is unmoral or immoral, but “the end justifies the means.”

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