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Schopenhauer, Philosophy and the Arts

Schopenhauer, Philosophy and the Arts

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Part of Cambridge Studies in Philosophy and the Arts

Dale Jacquette, Christopher Janaway, Lucian Krukowski, John E. Atwell, Paul Guyer, Cheryl Foster, Nathan Rotenstreich, Julian Young, Lawrence Ferrara, Lydia Goehr, T. J. Diffey, Shehira Doss-Davezac, Mitchell Schwarzer
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  • Date Published: January 1996
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521473880

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  • This collection brings together thirteen new essays by some of the most respected contemporary scholars of Schopenhauer's aesthetics from a wide spectrum of philosophical perspectives. It examines the unique theory Schopenhauer developed to explain the life and work of the artist, and the influence his aesthetic philosophy has had on subsequent artistic traditions in such diverse areas as music, painting, poetry, literature, and architecture. The authors present Schopenhauer's thought as a vital and enduring contribution to aesthetic theory, and to the idealist vision that continues to guide Romantic and neo-Romantic art.

    • Will appeal not only to specialists in nineteenth-century German idealist philosophy, but also to readers interested in the subsequent development of Romanticism, Symbolism and other artistic movements that drew inspiration from Schopenhauer's aesthetics
    • No other comparable systematic treatment of these aspects of Schopenhauer's philosophy
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    Reviews & endorsements

    'From Dale Jacquette's lucid and expansive introductory essay through a distinguished list of contributions, we are shown the intricacies of Schopenhauer's ideas on aesthetics and the arts as well as their problems, their extraordinary influence, and their ongoing significance.' The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism

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    Product details

    • Date Published: January 1996
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521473880
    • length: 324 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 159 x 26 mm
    • weight: 0.6kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of contributors
    Editor's acknowledgements
    List of abbreviations
    1. Schopenhauer's metaphysics of appearance and Will in the philosophy of art Dale Jacquette
    Part I. The Work of Art: Schopenhauer on the Nature of Artistic Creation:
    2. Knowledge and tranquility: Schopenhauer on the value of art Christopher Janaway
    3. Schopenhauer and the aesthetics of creativity Lucian Krukowski
    4. Art as liberation: a central theme of Schopenhauer's philosophy John E. Atwell
    Part II. The Experience of Beauty:Schopenhauer's Theory of Aesthetic Encounter:
    5. Pleasure and knowledge in Schopenhauer's aesthetics Paul Guyer
    6. Schopenhauer and aesthetic recognition Cheryl Foster
    7. Schopenhauer on beauty and ontology Nathan Rotenstreich
    8. Schopenhauer, Heidegger, art and the will Julian Young
    Part III. Schopenhauer's Enduring Influence on the Arts: Idealism and Romanticism:
    9. Schopenhauer on music as the embodiment of Will Lawrence Ferrara
    10. Schopenhauer and the musicians: an inquiry into the sounds of silence and the limits of philosophizing about music Lydia Goehr
    11. Metaphysics and aesthetics: a case study of Schopenhauer and Thomas Hardy T. J. Diffey
    12. Schopenhauer according to the Symbolists: the philosophical roots of late nineteenth-century French aesthetic theory Shehira Doss-Davezac
    13. Schopenhauer's philosophy of architecture Mitchell Schwarzer
    Bibliography of selected sources on Schopenhauer's aesthetics

  • Editor

    Dale Jacquette, Pennsylvania State University


    Dale Jacquette, Christopher Janaway, Lucian Krukowski, John E. Atwell, Paul Guyer, Cheryl Foster, Nathan Rotenstreich, Julian Young, Lawrence Ferrara, Lydia Goehr, T. J. Diffey, Shehira Doss-Davezac, Mitchell Schwarzer

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