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The Cambridge Companion to Schopenhauer : Cambridge Companions to Philosophy (Hardcover) - Christopher Janaway

The Cambridge Companion to Schopenhauer

Cambridge Companions to Philosophy (Hardcover)

By: Christopher Janaway (Editor)

Paperback Published: 20th March 2000
ISBN: 9780521629249
Number Of Pages: 494

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Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860) is something of a maverick figure in the history of philosophy. He produced a unique theory of the world and human existence based upon his notion of will. This collection analyses the related but distinct components of will from the point of view of epistemology, metaphysics, philosophy of mind, aesthetics, ethics, and the philosophy of psychoanalysis. This volume explores Schopenhauer's philosophy of death, his relationship to the philosophy of Kant, his use of ideas drawn from both Buddhism and Hinduism, and the important influence he exerted on Nietzsche, Freud, and Wittgenstein.

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"Highly recommended for upper-division undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty and researchers." Choice "Exposing the deep flaws as well as the merits of Schopenhauer's work, the text offers a valuable contribution to its understanding, while charitably passing over his renowned and unfortunate prejudices." The Review of Metaphysics

Acknowledgementsp. ix
Contributorsp. x
References to Schopenhauer's Worksp. xiii
Introductionp. 1
Schopenhauer on the Selfp. 18
Schopenhauer and Knowledgep. 44
The Fourfold Rootp. 63
Schopenhauer, Kant, and the Methods of Philosophyp. 93
Will and Naturep. 138
The Influences of Eastern Thought on Schopenhauer's Doctrine of the Thing-in-Itselfp. 171
Ideas and Imagination: Schopenhauer on the Proper Foundation of Artp. 213
Schopenhauer's Narrower Sense of Moralityp. 252
Schopenhauer on Deathp. 293
Schopenhauer's Pessimismp. 318
Nietzsche, Schopenhauer, and Dionysusp. 344
Schopenhauer, Will, and the Unconsciousp. 375
Schopenhauer and Wittgenstein: Representation as Language and Willp. 422
Bibliographyp. 459
Indexp. 471
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ISBN: 9780521629249
ISBN-10: 0521629241
Series: Cambridge Companions to Philosophy (Hardcover)
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 494
Published: 20th March 2000
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.76 x 15.34  x 3.28
Weight (kg): 0.65