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The Cambridge companion to Schopenhauer
Janaway, Christopher.
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Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1999.
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xiv, 478 pages ; 24 cm
Schopenhauer on the self / Günter Zöller -- Schopenhauer and knowledge / David Hamlyn -- The fourfold root / F.C. White -- Schopenhauer, Kant, and the methods of philosophy / Paul Guyer -- Will and nature / Christopher Janaway -- The influences of Eastern thought on Schopenhauer's doctrine of the thing-in-itself / Moira Nicholls -- Ideas and imagination : Schopenhauer on the proper foundation of art / Cheryl Foster -- Schopenhauer's narrower sense of morality / David E. Cartwright -- Schopenhauer on death / Dale Jacquette -- Schopenhauer's pessimism / Christopher Janaway -- Nietzsche, Schopenhauer, and Dionysus / Martha C. Nussbaum -- Schopenhauer, will, and the unconscious / Sebastian Gardner -- Schopenhauer and Wittgenstein : representation as language and will / Hans-Johann Glock.
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Schopenhauer (1788-1860) is something of a maverick figure in the history of philosophy. He produced a unique theory of the world and human existence based on his notion of will. This collection analyzes the related but distinct components of will from the point of view of epistemology, metaphysics, philosophy of mind, aesthetics, ethics, and the philosophy of psychoanalysis. New readers will find this the most convenient and accessible guide to Schopenhauer currently available. Advanced students and specialists will find a conspectus of recent developments in the interpretation of Schopenhauer.

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Schopenhauer's philosophy has fared well in recent Anglo-American scholarship. Initially appearing only in England, solid, informed, and philosophically sophisticated work on Schopenhauer has now expanded to include the US and New Zealand. It would be no exaggeration to say that nowadays Schopenhauer is taken more seriously as a philosopher in these parts of the world that in his native Germany. This collection of 13 essays, the latest product of fine Anglo-American studies of Schopenhauer, covers the main issues, themes, and doctrines. Editor Janaway (Birkbeck College, Univ. of London) has contributed the introduction and essays on will and nature and on pessimism in Schopenhauer. Among the other topics are Schopenhauer and knowledge (David Hamlyn), Schopenhauer and Kant (Paul Guyer), Schopenhauer and Eastern thought (Moira Nicholls), Schopenhauer on death (Dale Jacquette), Schopenhauer and Nietzsche (Martha Nussbaum), and Schopenhauer and the unconscious (Sebastian Gardner). Selective bibliography. Highly recommended for upper-division undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty and researchers. G. Z"oller; University of Munich, Germany

Table of Contents

Christopher JanawayGunter ZollerDavid HamlynF. C. WhitePaul GuyerChristopher JanawayMoira NichollsCheryl FosterDavid E. CartwrightDale JacquetteChristopher JanawayMartha C. NussbaumSebastian GardnerHans-Johann Glock
Acknowledgementsp. ix
Contributorsp. x
References to Schopenhauer's Worksp. xiii
Introductionp. 1
1 Schopenhauer on the Selfp. 18
2 Schopenhauer and Knowledgep. 44
3 The Fourfold Rootp. 63
4 Schopenhauer, Kant, and the Methods of Philosophyp. 93
5 Will and Naturep. 138
6 The Influences of Eastern Thought on Schopenhauer's Doctrine of the Thing-in-Itselfp. 171
7 Ideas and Imagination: Schopenhauer on the Proper Foundation of Artp. 213
8 Schopenhauer's Narrower Sense of Moralityp. 252
9 Schopenhauer on Deathp. 293
10 Schopenhauer's Pessimismp. 318
11 Nietzsche, Schopenhauer, and Dionysusp. 344
12 Schopenhauer, Will, and the Unconsciousp. 375
13 Schopenhauer and Wittgenstein: Representation as Language and Willp. 422
Bibliographyp. 459
Indexp. 471