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The Cambridge Companion to Schopenhauer

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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: January 2000
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521621069

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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.

    • 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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    • Date Published: January 2000
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521621069
    • length: 494 pages
    • dimensions: 236 x 158 x 35 mm
    • weight: 0.81kg
    • 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

    Contributors

    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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