Philosophical Writings: Arthur Schopenhauer

Philosophical Writings: Arthur Schopenhauer

by Wolfgang Schirmacher
     
 

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As composer Richard Wagner noted, with Schopenhauer one may finally give voice to the secretly held belief that the world is bad. This blunt honesty was Schopenhauer's trademark. Perhaps no philosopher equaled him in relatinf metaphysical speculation to the seemingly random events of everyday life. This volume includes " On Thinking for Oneself," "On the

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As composer Richard Wagner noted, with Schopenhauer one may finally give voice to the secretly held belief that the world is bad. This blunt honesty was Schopenhauer's trademark. Perhaps no philosopher equaled him in relatinf metaphysical speculation to the seemingly random events of everyday life. This volume includes " On Thinking for Oneself," "On the Affirmation of the Will-to-Live," "On Suicide," "The World as Will: Second Aspect," "On the Fundamental View of Idealism," "On the Metaphysics of Music," "The Foundation of Ethics," and other essential writings.

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A selection of the great German philosopher's most well-known and trenchant writings, as translated by E.F.J. Payne. Edited with an introduction by Wolfgang Schirmacher (translated by Virginia Cutrufelli). Paper edition (unseen), $14.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826407290
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
01/28/1994
Series:
German Library Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
324
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.73(d)

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Wolfgang Schirmacher teaches at the New School for Social Research.

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