Schopenhauer on noise

From “A Cabinet of Philosophical Curiosities” by Roy Sorensen:

Arthur Schopenhauer (1788 – 1860) contends that there is no point in arguing about whether noise is annoying. If noise bothers you, then you do not need convincing. If you are not bothered by noise, then that shows you cannot concentrate and therefore cannot combine premises into a syllogism.


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