Tag: Philosophy

A Wax Nose or A Natural Limb?

Arthur Schopenhauer was born in Danzig (part of modern-day Poland) in 1788. His philosophical works were widely read throughout the 19th century. Though he died in 1860, about 20 years before the time of our Femme, she would likely have been aware of his publications, or at least her parents would have been, as they were still widely read post-1860. In one of his essays on women he writes:

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