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The Philosophy of Schopenhauer

The Philosophy of Schopenhauer

by Bryan Magee


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This is a revised and enlarged version of Bryan Magee's widely praised study of Schopenhauer, the most comprehensive book on this great philosopher. It contains 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. For this new edition Magee has added three new chapters and made many minor revisions and corrections throughout. This new edition will consolidate the book's standing as the definitive study of Schopenhauer.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780198244844
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 03/10/1988
Pages: 416
Product dimensions: 6.13(w) x 9.19(h) x 0.89(d)

About the Author

Brian Magee is a noted philosopher, writer, critic, and broadcaster. His publications include Men of Ideas (1982), The Great Philosophers (1988), and (with Martin Milligan) On Blindness (1995). He has held visiting fellowships at Yale and Oxford Universities, among others. He has been Honorary Senior Research Fellow in the History of Ideas at King's College, London since 1984, and he is an Honorary Fellow at Keble College, Oxford.

Table of Contents

Part I:
Schopenhauer's Life as Background to his Work
The Ends of Explanation
The Great Tradition
More Arguments for Transcendental Idealism
Objects and Subjects
Bodies and Wills
The World as Will
The Flower of Existence
Metaphysics of the Person
Some Criticisms and Problems
Schopenhauer as Essayist and Aphorist
Part II:
Schopenhauer and the Idealists
Schopehauer and Later Thinkers
Schopenhauer's Influence on Wittenstein
A Note on Schopenhauer and Buddhism
Schopenhauer's Addendum on Homosexuality
Schopenhauer and Wagner
A Conjecture about Dylan Thomas
Misunderstanding Schopenhauer
Schopenhauer's Reputation

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