Schopenhauer

Schopenhauer

Author(s): Robert Wicks

Published Online: 16 APR 2008

Print ISBN: 9781405134798

Online ISBN: 9780470696668

DOI: 10.1002/9780470696668

About this Book

This innovative volume presents an insightful philosophical portrait of the life and work of Arthur Schopenhauer.


  • Focuses on the concept of the sublime as it clarifies Schopenhauer's aesthetic theory, moral theory and asceticism
  • Explores the substantial relationships between Schopenhauer's philosophy and Buddhism, Hinduism, and Christianity
  • Defends Schopenhauer's position that absolute truth can be known and described as a blindly striving, all-permeating, universal "Will"
  • Examines the influence of Asian philosophy on Schopenhauer
  • Describes the relationships between Schopenhauer's thought and that of Hegel, Nietzsche, and Wittgenstein.

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Schopenhauer's Theoretical Philosophy

  2. Part II: Schopenhauer's Practical Philosophy

  3. Part III: Schopenhauer in Perspective

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