Schopenhauer's Contraction of Reason: Clarifying Kant and Undoing German Idealism

Kantian Review 17 (3):375-401 (2012)

Sebastian Gardner
University College London
Schopenhauer's claim that the essence of the world consists in Wille encounters well-known difficulties. Of particular importance is the conflict of this metaphysical claim with his restrictive account of conceptuality. This paper attempts to make sense of Schopenhauer's position by restoring him to the context of post-Kantian debate, with special attention to the early notebooks and Fourfold Root of the Principle of Sufficient Reason. On the reconstruction suggested here, Schopenhauer's philosophical project should be understood in light of his rejection of post-Kantian metaphilosophy and his opposition to German Idealism
Keywords causality   Fichte   German Idealism   Kant   object   post-Kantian   principle of sufficient reason   representation   Schelling   Schopenhauer   Spinoza
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DOI 10.1017/s1369415412000143
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