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Schopenhauer

Author: Christopher Janaway
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1994.
Series: Past masters.
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Arthur Schopenhauer is the most readable of German philosophers. This book offers a succinct explanation of his metaphysical system, concentrating on the original aspects of thought, including his doctrine of the will, his pessimism and his theories of art and music - which inspired artists and thinkers such as Nietzsche, Wagner, Freud and Wittgenstein. At his best, Schopenhauer displays a gift for cogent and lucid  Read more...
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Janaway, Christopher.
Schopenhauer.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1994
(OCoLC)624334441
Named Person: Arthur Schopenhauer; Arthur Schopenhauer; Arthur Schopenhauer
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Janaway
ISBN: 0192876856 9780192876850
OCLC Number: 29312363
Description: 113 p. ; 20 cm.
Contents: 1. Schopenhauer's life and works --
2. Within and beyond appearance --
3. The world as will and representation --
4. Will, body, and the self --
5. Character, sex, and the unconscious --
6. Art and Ideas --
7. Ethics: seeing the world aright --
8. Existence and pessimism --
9. Schopenhauer's influence.
Series Title: Past masters.
Responsibility: Christopher Janaway.
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Arthur Schopenhauer is the most readable of German philosophers. This book offers a succinct explanation of his metaphysical system, concentrating on the original aspects of thought, including his doctrine of the will, his pessimism and his theories of art and music - which inspired artists and thinkers such as Nietzsche, Wagner, Freud and Wittgenstein. At his best, Schopenhauer displays a gift for cogent and lucid debate, and for exposing the flaws of his predecessors. But what should also earn readers' respect is Schopenhauer's lack of complacency. He does not play safe, but risks confrontation with problems that ought to make readers insecure. He asks what the self is, and can give no easy reply. He presses on into the greatest insecurity, asking what value one's existence may have - and his conclusion here is even less comfortable. -- from http://www.amazon.com (August 22, 2011).

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