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Recommend philosophical pessimist non-fiction please.
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>>7665659
start with the greeks
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I didn't like the other posts either.
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>>7665661
Any Greeks in particular?
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>>7665659
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ligotti - conspiracy against the human race
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>>7665690
Diogenes
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>>7665690

stoics + roman reboots
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>>7666139
>>7666142

Both of these, also check out the Cyrenaics.
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"Better Never to Have Been" by Benatar.
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Roger Scruton 'The Uses of Pessimisim and the Dangers of False Hope'.
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>>7665659
I'm not sure if this is real, but the best piece of what you might call "political pessimism" is Death of the Liberal Class by Chris Hedges. It goes a little bit overboard on the edginess at times but in general it's a great work of soul crushing pessimism

Avoid Hedges's articles unless you're okay appeals to morality though.
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>>7666142
What romans are there but Aurelius and Cicero?
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>>7666746

Seneca, he's a big one too
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I guess you could look at the Buddhist Pali Nikayas as a sort of philosophical pessimism.
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>>7666893
At least they believe there's a solution to suffering though.
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