Schopenhauer imagined a dialogue between matter, which represents the viewpoint of materialism, and the subject of cognition,
representing the viewpoint of idealism, to show that these views are not contradicting each other but are complementary parts of
the whole of reality. This dialogue can be found in Schopenhauer’s handwritten legacy, volume 3, Adversaria no. 263.
What follows is my translation from the original German text.
Microcosm and Macrocosm:
a dialogue between matter and the subject of cognition.