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No.186

I think it was Sartor Resartus.

  No.187

my bet would be on the bhagavad gita.

"What is this weakness, Arjuna? It is not becoming of you. Shake off this cowardice. Stand up!" [sic]

  No.194

Im pretty sure there is a cave painting showing a man sitting down alone, holding his head between his two hands.

  No.197

>>187
Probably this anon is right. But as a philosophy I think it was with Thales of Miletus.

  No.229

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ecclesiastes

2 Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher, vanity of vanities; all is vanity.

3 What profit hath a man of all his labour which he taketh under the sun?

4 One generation passeth away, and another generation cometh: but the earth abideth for ever.



Although it goes against this existential credo and finds the solution in the love of God, it's a pretty interesting read and being a blibcal book, it's a bit closer to our cultural landscape than the Bagavad Gita (not saying the ecclesiastes is anterior).

  No.231

>>229
Sounds more like first baroque writer
"Vanity of vanities" - that's the keynote of baroque
>and finds the solution in the love of God
like in baroque

Not every pessimist is an existentialist brother,
also it's not only about the topic but also about a way of expression