Stirring the hornets nest

In his magnum opus, World as will and idea, on the topic of heredity, Arthur Schopenhauer claims a person’s character is inherited from the father and intellect from the mother.

He further argues, that for a while women had not the opportunity for intellectual pursuits thus depriving the world of monuments/ literary works by women. Were it for this restriction, he argues his claim about intellectual inheritance would be much more pronounced. He proposes as proof that you look for examples around you.

Is there any truth to his claims? I will do an audit of my family and report in future.

About makagutu

As Onyango Makagutu I am Kenyan, as far as I am a man, I am a citizen of the world

11 thoughts on “Stirring the hornets nest

  1. KIA says:

    Frasier Crane


    • makagutu says:

      I have googled but I can’t tell you it has brought me anywhere close to understanding how he/ the show answers the abstract we are trying to develop

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      • KIA says:

        The story is that his dad was a Chicago cop, not super intelligent but Street smart, who married Frasier’s mom who was highly intelligent and encouraged her two highly intelligent sons to become psychiatrists and snobs 😉
        Fits the theory


  2. To quote John Wayne, “Son, women are smart, and most men ain’t.”

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  3. john zande says:

    Nah, I can’t buy into this. I love her dearly, but my mother is not inherently curious. Come to think about it, neither is my father.


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