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The Cambridge Companion to Schopenhauer

The Cambridge Companion to Schopenhauer

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Part of Cambridge Companions to Philosophy

Christopher Janaway, Günter Zöller, David Hamlyn, Frank C. White, Paul Guyer, Moira Nicholls, Cheryl Foster, David E. Cartwright, Dale Jacquette, Martha C. Nussbaum, Sebastian Gardner, Hans-Johann Glock
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  • Date Published: October 1999
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521629249

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  • 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 on his notion of will. This collection analyzes 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. New readers will find this the most convenient and accessible guide to Schopenhauer currently available. Advanced students and specialists will find a conspectus of recent developments in the interpretation of Schopenhauer.

    • Similar broad interdisciplinary appeal as the Companion to Nietzsche
    • Specially-commissioned essays
    • As always in this series the treatment is systematic, comprehensive, and accessible
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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

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    Product details

    • Date Published: October 1999
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521629249
    • length: 494 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 28 mm
    • weight: 0.72kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction Christopher Janaway
    1. Schopenhauer on the self Günter Zöller
    2. Schopenhauer and knowledge David Hamlyn
    3. The fourfold root Frank C. White
    4. Schopenhauer, Kant, and the methods of philosophy Paul Guyer
    5. Will and nature Christopher Janaway
    6. The influences of Eastern thought on Schopenhauer's Doctrine of the Thing in Itself Moira Nicholls
    7. Ideas and imagination: Schopenhauer on the proper foundation of art Cheryl Foster
    8. Schopenhauer's narrower sense of morality David E. Cartwright
    9. Schopenhauer on death Dale Jacquette
    10. Schopenhauer's pessimism Christopher Janaway
    11. Nietzsche, Schopenhauer and Dionysus Martha C. Nussbaum
    12. Schopenhauer, will, and the unconscious Sebastian Gardner
    13. Schopenhauer and Wittgenstein: representation as language and will Hans-Johann Glock.

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    Christopher Janaway, Birkbeck College, University of London


    Christopher Janaway, Günter Zöller, David Hamlyn, Frank C. White, Paul Guyer, Moira Nicholls, Cheryl Foster, David E. Cartwright, Dale Jacquette, Martha C. Nussbaum, Sebastian Gardner, Hans-Johann Glock

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