The Philosophy of Schopenhauer
Dale Jacquette charts the development of Schopenhauer's ideas from the time of his early dissertation on The Fourfold Root of the Principle of Sufficient Reason through the two editions of his magnum opus The World as Will and Representation to his later collections of philosophical aphorisms and competition essays. Jacquette explores the central topics in Schopenhauer's philosophy including his metaphysics of the world as representation and Will, his so-called pessimistic philosophical appraisal of the human condition, his examination of the concept of death, his dualistic analysis of free will, and his simplified non-Kantian theory of morality. Jacquette shows how these many complex themes fit together in a unified portrait of Schopenhauer's philosophy. The synthesis of Plato, Kant and Buddhist and Hindu ideas is given particular attention as is his influence on Nietzsche, first a follower and then arch opponent of Schopenhauer's thought, and the early Wittgenstein. The book provides a comprehensive and in-depth historical and philosophical introduction to Schopenhauer's distinctive contribution to philosophy.
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1 Schopenhauers idealism
from natural science to transcendental metaphysics
3 Willing and the world as Will
4 Suffering salvation death and renunciation of the will to life
5 Art and aesthetics of the beautiful and sublime
6 Transcendental freedom of Will
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according to Schopenhauer actions aesthetic genius appears argument Arthur Schopenhauer artistic ascetic basis beauty body Buddhism categorical imperative causal compassion concept consciousness critical death desire distinction egoistic empirical epistemology essay existence of thing-in-itself experience explanation expression fact fourfold root freedom G. H. von Wright hauer Heidegger human in-itself individual’s inner nature intelligible character intuitive knowledge Janaway judgement Kant Kant’s Kantian laws logical mathematical merely metaphysics moral philosophy motivation motivational laws natural science Nietzsche Nietzsche’s noumenon perceived perception person phenomenal world physical Platonic Ideas possible presupposed principium individuationis principle of sufficient proof proposition psychological pure rational reality recognize relation representationally Schopen Schopenhauer argues Schopenhauer believes Schopenhauer regards Schopenhauer’s philosophy Schopenhauer’s theory Schopenhauerian sense space subjective idealism sublime suffering sufficient reason suicide supposed thing-in thing-in-itself things thinkers thinking subject thought tion Tractatus transcendent transcendental idealism truth understanding Will’s objectification Wittgenstein world as representation