Schopenhauer left us on this date in 1860. (February 22, 1788–September 21, 1860) His major work The World as Will and Representation gave us an understanding of the differences and relationship between Art and Science. Schopenhauer uses mutability as the criterion of distinction — science, he argues, is concerned with change, whereas art contemplates the eternal. Mutability as the tendency to change while the Eternal is the Always. The 1818 masterwork also gave us Schopenhauer on the relationship between genius and madness, and the crucial difference between genius and talent.

This according to Maria Popova, who can be read or followed on

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