May 06, 2010

Woody Allen Interview: Schopenhauerian or Yangist?

Brian Leiter's page linked to an interesting interview between Woody Allen and Robert Lauder. He thinks that it reads more like Schopenhauer (pessimism plus escapism through aesthetic appreciation). Of course, my bias makes me render it as a Yangist take (a lifetime of misery offset by the sensual pleasures). I report. No one decides.