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A Companion to Schopenhauer

Edited by: Bart Vandenabeele
eISBN: 9781405171038
Print publication date: 2012


Subject Philosophy

Period 1000 - 1999 » 1700-1799, 1800-1899

People Schopenhauer, Arthur

DOI: 10.1111/b.9781405171038.2012.x

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A Companion to Schopenhauer

Schopenhauer is often considered an outsider amongst philosophers; and yet his philosophy deeply influenced key thinkers and writers, including Nietzsche, Wittgenstein, and Proust, and remains a significant source of inspiration in philosophical research. A Companion to Schopenhauer offers the first comprehensive guide to the philosopher, covering all the major aspects of his work. It showcases contemporary scholarship on Schopenhauer and allows readers to engage in debates concerning Schopenhauer's ideas on a wide range of topics.

The reference contains 26 newly commissioned essays by prominent Schopenhauer scholars working in the field today. These cover Schopenhauer's life and thought, and the crucial areas of his work, including: Nature, Knowledge, and Perception; World, Will, and Life; Art, Beauty, and the Sublime; Sympathy, Resignation, and Sainthood, and in-depth discussion of the context and legacy of Schopenhauer's thought. Contributors also provide fresh treatments of his theory of the Platonic Ideas, his philosophy of resignation, his views of love and sexuality, his colour theory, his relationship to Indian philosophy and to Freudian psychoanalysis, and his often neglected ideas on perception, mathematics, scientific knowledge and the will in nature.

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Vandenabeele, Bart (ed). A Companion to Schopenhauer. Blackwell Publishing, 2012. Blackwell Reference Online. 24 September 2017 <http://www.blackwellreference.com/public/book.html?id=g9781405171038_9781405171038>



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