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The two fundamental problems of ethics

Author: Arthur Schopenhauer; David E Cartwright; Edward E Erdmann
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2010.
Series: Oxford world's classics
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Schopenhauer argues, in uniquely powerful prose, that self-consciousness gives the illusion of freedom and that human actions are determined, but that we rightly feel guilt because our actions issue from our essential individual character. He locates moral value in the virtues of loving kindness and voluntary justice that spring from the fundamental incentive of compassion. Morality's basis is ultimately  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Arthur Schopenhauer; David E Cartwright; Edward E Erdmann
ISBN: 9780199297221 0199297223
OCLC Number: 758776538
Notes: Traduit de l'allemand.
Description: 1 vol. (XXXIX-301 p.) ; 20 cm.
Series Title: Oxford world's classics
Other Titles: Über die Freiheit des menschlichen Willens.
Responsibility: Arthur Schopenhauer ; translated with notes by David Cartwright, Edward E. Erdmann ; with an introduction by Christopher Janaway.


Schopenhauer's two essays On the Freedom of the Will and On the Basis of Morals form his complete system of ethics. Their doctrines are here presented in more accessible, self-contained form than in  Read more...


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