The philosophy of Schopenhauer
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The philosophy of Schopenhauer by Arthur Schopenhauer

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Published by The Modern library in New York .
Written in English


  • Philosophers -- Germany,
  • Free will and determinism

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Statementedited, with an introduction, by Irwin Edman.
SeriesThe modern library of the world"s best books
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 376 p.
Number of Pages376
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23248028M

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Schopenhauer’s Philosophy Summary. share. Pessimistic thinker, Arthur Schopenhauer has shattered the illusions performed on human and had a considerable influence on the history of philosophy (Nietzsche), on the art (Wagner) or literature (Maupassant). General overview. The Critique of the Schopenhauerian philosophy is generally seen as offering a position closer to realism than the idealism of Kant and Schopenhauer. Mainländer aims to free the philosophy of Schopenhauer from its metaphysical tendencies.: It is the longest criticism of Schopenhauer's work, and it earned him the praise of Frauenstädt, "apostle primarie" of . Looking for books by Arthur Schopenhauer? See all books authored by Arthur Schopenhauer, including Aphorismen zur Lebensweisheit, and Die Welt als Wille und Vorstellung, and more on Schopenhauer is the first philosopher that I have actually read into and looked at his writing rather than relying on a secondary source. Having said that, I highly recommend "Schopenhauer's essays and aphorisms". It is a really good book with a great introduction and it is a lot easier to understand compared to his other convoluted works.

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