David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Arthur Schopenhauer was one of the greatest writers and German philosophers of the nineteenth century. His work influenced figures as diverse as Wagner, Freud and Nietzsche. Best known as a pessimist, he was one of the few philosophers read and admired by Wittgenstein. In this comprehensive introduction, Julian Young covers all the main aspects of Schopenhauer's philosophy. Beginning with an overview of Schopenhauer's life and work, he introduces the central aspects of his metaphysics fundamental to understanding his work as a whole: his philosophical idealism and debt to the philosophy of Kant; his attempt to answer the question of what the world is; his account of science; and in particular his idea that 'will' is the essence of all things. Julian Young then introduces and assesses Schopenhauer's aesthetics, which occupy a central place in his philosophy. He carefully examines Schopenhauer's theories of the sublime, artistic genius and music, before assessing his ethics of compassion, his arguments for pessimism and his account of 'salvation'. In the final chapter, he considers Schopenhauer's legacy and his influence on the thought of Nietzsche and Wittgenstein, making this an ideal starting point for those coming to Schopenhauer for the first time
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Buy the book||$61.20 used (49% off) $97.40 new (19% off) $120.00 direct from Amazon Amazon page|
|Call number||B3148.Y67 2005|
|ISBN(s)||0415333466 9780415333467 9780203022108|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
Sandra Shapshay (2012). Schopenhauer's Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art. Philosophy Compass 7 (1):11-22.
Luciano Bazzocchi (2014). A Significant 'False Perception' of Wittgenstein's Draft on Mind's Eye. Acta Analytica 29 (2):255-266.
James Luchte (2009). The Body of Sublime Knowledge: The Aesthetic Phenomenology of Arthur Schopenhauer. Heythrop Journal 50 (2):228-242.
Similar books and articles
Richard White (2010). Schopenhauer and Indian Philosophy. International Philosophical Quarterly 50 (1):57-76.
Dale Jacquette (ed.) (1996). Schopenhauer, Philosophy, and the Arts. Cambridge University Press.
John Collins (2007). The Philosophy of Schopenhauer ‐ by Dale Jacquette and Schopenhauer ‐ by Julian Young. Philosophical Books 48 (4):361-364.
Arthur Schopenhauer (1988). Manuscript Remains in Four Volumes. Distributed Exclusively in the Us and Canda by St. Martin's Press.
Julian Young (1987). Willing and Unwilling: A Study in the Philosophy of Arthur Schopenhauer. Distributors, Kluwer Academic Publishers.
Christopher Janaway (ed.) (1999). The Cambridge Companion to Schopenhauer. Cambridge University Press.
Alex Neill & Christopher Janaway (eds.) (2009). Better Consciousness: Schopenhauer's Philosophy of Value. Wiley-Blackwell.
Christopher Janaway (1989). Self and World in Schopenhauer's Philosophy. Oxford University Press.
Christopher Janaway (2002). Schopenhauer: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford University Press.
Robert Wicks (2008). Schopenhauer. Blackwell Pub..
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads39 ( #50,028 of 1,413,119 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #152,603 of 1,413,119 )
How can I increase my downloads?