- Filename: schopenhauer-arg-philosophers.
- ISBN: 9780203849828
- Release Date: 1999-05-06
- Number of pages: 192
- Author: D.W. Hamlyn
- Publisher: Routledge
This book is available either individually, or as part of the specially-priced Arguments of the Philosphers Collection.
- Filename: schopenhauer-religion-and-morality.
- ISBN: 113826363X
- Release Date: 2016-10-31
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- Author: Gerard Mannion
- Publisher: Routledge
This work challenges the textbook assessment of Schopenhauer as militant atheist and absolute pessimist. In examining Schopenhauer's grappling with religion, theology and Kant's moral philosophy, Mannion suggests we can actually discern a 'religious' humility in method in Schopenhauer's work, seen most clearly in his ethics of compassion and his doctrine of salvation. Given Schopenhauer s opinion of religion as the metaphysics of the people, his utilisation of and affinity with many religious ideas and doctrines, and the culmination of his philosophy in a doctrine of salvation that ends in the mystical, Mannion suggests that Schopenhauer s philosophy is an explanatory hypothesis which functionally resembles religious belief systems in many ways. Mannion further argues that Schopenhauer cannot claim to have gone any further than such religious systems in discerning the 'true' nature of ultimate reality, for he admits that they also end in the mystical, beyond which we must remain silent. Indeed, Schopenhauer offers an interpretation, as opposed to outright rejection of religion and his system gains the coherence that it does through being parasitic upon religious thought itself. Given current debates between theologians and philosophers in relation to 'postmodernity' and 'postmodern thought', this book illustrates that Schopenhauer should be a key figure in such debates."
- Filename: the-philosophy-of-schopenhauer.
- ISBN: 0198237235
- Release Date: 1997-08-14
- Number of pages: 465
- Author: Bryan Magee
- Publisher: Oxford University Press
Magee includes a brief biography of Schopenhauer, a systematic exposition of his thought, and a critical discussion of the problems to which it gives rise and of its influence on a wide range of thinkers and artists.
- Filename: a-guide-to-philosophy-in-six-hours-and-fifteen-minutes.
- ISBN: 030012368X
- Release Date: 2007-06-01
- Number of pages: 109
- Author: Witold Gombrowicz
- Publisher: Yale University Press
In this inspired book, the eminent Polish author Witold Gombrowicz reflects on seven great philosophers. He discusses Kant, Hegel, Schopenhauer, Kierkegaard, Sartre, and Heidegger in six “one-hour” essays, then allows Marx a short “fifteen-minute” piece. “Brilliantly, savagely funny. . . . Gombrowicz is that rare writer in whom the weight of a powerful intellect is leavened by both linguistic daring and an infectious sense of whimsy.”—Benjamin Paloff, The Nation “[This book] is like the course in philosophy you wish you had taken.”—David Lehman, Bloomberg News "Vintage Gombrowicz: concise, sober, lucid, and radically agnostic."—Ewa Thompson, Slavic and East European Journal “A must for every reader of Gombrowicz.”—Denis Hollier, New York University
- Filename: history-of-western-philosophy.
- ISBN: 1416599150
- Release Date: 2008-06-30
- Number of pages: 928
- Author: Bertrand Russell
- Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Hailed as “lucid and magisterial” by The Observer, this book is universally acclaimed as the outstanding one-volume work on the subject of Western philosophy. Considered to be one of the most important philosophical works of all time, the History of Western Philosophy is a dazzlingly unique exploration of the ideologies of significant philosophers throughout the ages—from Plato and Aristotle through to Spinoza, Kant and the twentieth century. Written by a man who changed the history of philosophy himself, this is an account that has never been rivaled since its first publication over sixty years ago. Since its first publication in 1945, Lord Russell’s A History of Western Philosophy is still unparalleled in its comprehensiveness, its clarity, its erudition, its grace, and its wit. In seventy-six chapters he traces philosophy from the rise of Greek civilization to the emergence of logical analysis in the twentieth century. Among the philosophers considered are: Pythagoras, Heraclitus, Parmenides, Empedocles, Anaxagoras, the Atomists, Protagoras, Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, the Cynics, the Sceptics, the Epicureans, the Stoics, Plotinus, Ambrose, Jerome, Augustine, Benedict, Gregory the Great, John the Scot, Aquinas, Duns Scotus, William of Occam, Machiavelli, Erasmus, More, Bacon, Hobbes, Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz, Locke, Berkeley, Hume, Rousseau, Kant, Hegel, Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, the Utilitarians, Marx, Bergson, James, Dewey, and lastly the philosophers with whom Lord Russell himself is most closely associated—Cantor, Frege, and Whitehead, coauthor with Russell of the monumental Principia Mathematica.
- Filename: on-the-fourfold-root-of-the-principle-of-sufficient-reason.
- ISBN: 9781602063587
- Release Date: 2007-04
- Number of pages: 412
- Author: Arthur Schopenhauer
- Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.
A disciple of Immanuel Kant, Arthur Schopenhauer took the Kantian concept that all knowledge derives from experience and broadened it to conclude that our experience of the world is necessarily subjective and influenced by our own intellect and biases, and that reality is but an extension of our own will. This is the basis of all of Schopenhauer's thinking, and here, he offers an essential foundation for understanding and appreciating all of his work. First produced as his doctoral dissertation in 1813, these two essays-"On the Fourfold Root of the Principle of Sufficient Reason" and "On the Will in Nature"-were revised and published by the author in 1847; this 1889 edition represents its first translation into the English language. Students of philosophy and of 19th-century culture will find this a demanding but satisfying read.The writings of German philosopher ARTHUR SCHOPENHAUER (1788-1860) were a profound influence on art and aesthetics, music and literature in the 19th century. Among his many writings, The World as Will and Idea (1819) is considered his masterpiece.
- Filename: a-companion-to-schopenhauer.
- ISBN: 9781405171038
- Release Date: 2012-02-13
- Number of pages: 414
- Author: Bart Vandenabeele
- Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
A companion to Schopenhauer showcases contemporary scholarship and provides a comprenhensive guide to all the important facets of Schopenhauer's philosophy. The volume contains 26 newly commissioned essys by prominent Schopenhauer scholars working in the field today.A thoroughly comprehensive guide to the life, work and thought of Arthur Schopenhauer. Covers the full range of historical and philosophical perspectives on Schopenhauer's work.
- Filename: the-world-as-will-and-representation.
- ISBN: 9780486130934
- Release Date: 2012-04-20
- Number of pages: 720
- Author: Arthur Schopenhauer
- Publisher: Courier Corporation
Volume 2 of the definitive English translation of one of the most important philosophical works of the 19th century, the basic statement in one important stream of post-Kantian thought.
- Filename: schopenhauer-on-the-character-of-the-world.
- ISBN: 0520915151
- Release Date: 1995-03-17
- Number of pages: 240
- Author: John E. Atwell
- Publisher: Univ of California Press
The most extensive English-language study of Schopenhauer's metaphysics of the will yet published, this book represents a major contribution to Schopenhauer scholarship. Here, John E. Atwell critically but sympathetically examines the philosopher's main work, The World as Will and Representation, demonstrating that the philosophical system it puts forth does constitute a consistent whole. The author holds that this system is centered on a single thought, "The world is self-knowledge of the will." He then traces this unifying concept through the four books of The World as Will and Representation, and, in the process, dissolves the work's alleged inconsistencies.
- Filename: the-routledge-companion-to-philosophy-and-music.
- ISBN: 9780203830376
- Release Date: 2011-02-14
- Number of pages: 654
- Author: Theodore Gracyk
- Publisher: Taylor & Francis
The Routledge Companion to Philosophy and Music is an outstanding guide and reference source to the key topics, subjects, thinkers and debates in philosophy and music. Over fifty entries by an international team of contributors are organised into six clear sections: general issues emotion history figures kinds of music music, philosophy and related disciplines The Routledge Companion to Philosophy and Music is essential reading for anyone interested in philosophy, music and musicology.
- Filename: would-you-kill-the-fat-man.
- ISBN: 9781400848386
- Release Date: 2013-10-06
- Number of pages: 240
- Author: David Edmonds
- Publisher: Princeton University Press
A runaway train is racing toward five men who are tied to the track. Unless the train is stopped, it will inevitably kill all five men. You are standing on a footbridge looking down on the unfolding disaster. However, a fat man, a stranger, is standing next to you: if you push him off the bridge, he will topple onto the line and, although he will die, his chunky body will stop the train, saving five lives. Would you kill the fat man? The question may seem bizarre. But it's one variation of a puzzle that has baffled moral philosophers for almost half a century and that more recently has come to preoccupy neuroscientists, psychologists, and other thinkers as well. In this book, David Edmonds, coauthor of the best-selling Wittgenstein's Poker, tells the riveting story of why and how philosophers have struggled with this ethical dilemma, sometimes called the trolley problem. In the process, he provides an entertaining and informative tour through the history of moral philosophy. Most people feel it's wrong to kill the fat man. But why? After all, in taking one life you could save five. As Edmonds shows, answering the question is far more complex--and important--than it first appears. In fact, how we answer it tells us a great deal about right and wrong.