By Tess Callahan
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By surprise faced together with his personal mortality after a regimen checkup, eminent psychotherapist Julius Hertzfeld is compelled to reexamine his existence and paintings -- and seeks out Philip Slate, a intercourse addict whom he didn't support a few 20 years prior. but Philip claims to be cured -- miraculously remodeled through the pessimistic teachings of German thinker Arthur Schopenhauer -- and is, himself, a philosophical counselor in education.
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