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The Two Fundamental Problems of Ethics
     

The Two Fundamental Problems of Ethics

by Arthur Schopenhauer, David Cartwright, Edward E. Erdmann, Christopher Janaway
 

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Arthur Schopenhauer's The Two Fundamental Problems of Ethics (1841) consists of two groundbreaking essays: 'On the Freedom of the Will' and 'On the Basis of Morals'. The essays make original contributions to ethics and display Schopenhauer's erudition, prose-style and flair for philosophical controversy, as well as philosophical views that contrast sharply with

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Arthur Schopenhauer's The Two Fundamental Problems of Ethics (1841) consists of two groundbreaking essays: 'On the Freedom of the Will' and 'On the Basis of Morals'. The essays make original contributions to ethics and display Schopenhauer's erudition, prose-style and flair for philosophical controversy, as well as philosophical views that contrast sharply with the positions of both Kant and Nietzsche. Written accessibly, they do not presuppose the intricate metaphysics which Schopenhauer constructs elsewhere. This is the first English translation of these works to re-unite both essays in one volume. It offers a new translation by Christopher Janaway, together with an introduction, editorial notes on Schopenhauer's vocabulary and the different editions of his essays, a chronology of his life, a bibliography, and a glossary of names.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199297221
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
06/11/2010
Series:
Oxford World's Classics Series
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
668,305
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Christopher Janaway is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Southampton. His many publications include Schopenhauer: A Very Short Introduction (2002) and he is editor of The Cambridge Companion to Schopenhauer (1999).

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