Schopenhauer: Parerga and Paralipomena: Volume 2

Short Philosophical Essays

Author: Arthur Schopenhauer

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316351793

Category: Philosophy

Page: N.A

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With the publication of Parerga and Paralipomena in 1851, there finally came some measure of the fame that Schopenhauer thought was his due. Described by Schopenhauer himself as 'incomparably more popular than everything up till now', Parerga is a miscellany of essays addressing themes that complement his work The World as Will and Representation, along with more divergent, speculative pieces. It includes essays on method, logic, the intellect, Kant, pantheism, natural science, religion, education, and language. The present volume offers a new translation, a substantial introduction explaining the context of the essays, and extensive editorial notes on the different published versions of the work. This readable and scholarly edition will be an essential reference for those studying Schopenhauer, the history of philosophy, and nineteenth-century German philosophy.

Schopenhauer: Parerga and Paralipomena: Volume 1

Short Philosophical Essays

Author: Arthur Schopenhauer

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107728991

Category: Philosophy

Page: 520

View: 1723

With the publication of the Parerga and Paralipomena in 1851, there finally came some measure of the fame that Schopenhauer thought was his due. Described by Schopenhauer himself as 'incomparably more popular than everything up till now', the Parerga is a miscellany of essays addressing themes that complement his work The World as Will and Representation, along with more divergent, speculative pieces. It includes his 'Aphorisms on the Wisdom of Life', reflections on fate and clairvoyance, trenchant views on the philosophers and universities of his day, and an enlightening survey of the history of philosophy. The present volume offers a new translation, a substantial introduction explaining the context of the essays, and extensive editorial notes on the different published versions of the work. This readable and scholarly edition will be an essential reference for those studying Schopenhauer, the history of philosophy, and nineteenth-century German philosophy.

The Cambridge Companion to Schopenhauer

Author: Christopher Janaway

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139825747

Category: Philosophy

Page: N.A

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Arthur Schopenhauer (1788–1860) is something of a maverick figure in the history of philosophy. He produced a unique theory of the world and human existence based upon his notion of will. This collection analyses the related but distinct components of will from the point of view of epistemology, metaphysics, philosophy of mind, aesthetics, ethics, and the philosophy of psychoanalysis. This volume explores Schopenhauer's philosophy of death, his relationship to the philosophy of Kant, his use of ideas drawn from both Buddhism and Hinduism, and the important influence he exerted on Nietzsche, Freud, and Wittgenstein.

The Two Fundamental Problems of Ethics

Author: Arthur Schopenhauer

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191500798

Category: Philosophy

Page: 352

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'my philosophy is like Thebes with a hundred gates: one can enter from all sides and through each gate arrive at the direct path to the centre' Schopenhauer's two essays On the Freedom of the Will and On the Basis of Morals form his complete system of ethics. Their doctrines, continuous with those in his major work The World as Will and Representation, are presented here in more accessible, self-contained form. Schopenhauer argues, in uniquely powerful prose, that self-consciousness gives the illusion of freedom and that human actions are determined, but that we rightly feel guilt because our actions issue from our essential individual character. He locates moral value in the virtues of loving kindness and voluntary justice that spring from the fundamental incentive of compassion. Morality's basis is ultimately metaphysical, resting on an intuitive identification of the self with all other striving and suffering beings. These essays, newly translated here with an introduction and notes, contain a critique of Kant's ethics, and advance a position that was in turn the target of criticism by Nietzsche. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Schopenhauer: On the Fourfold Root of the Principle of Sufficient Reason and Other Writings:

Author: Arthur Schopenhauer

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521872713

Category: Philosophy

Page: 558

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This volume of new translations unites three shorter works by Arthur Schopenhauer that expand on themes from his book The World as Will and Representation. In On the Fourfold Root he takes the principle of sufficient reason, which states that nothing is without a reason why it is, and shows how it covers different forms of explanation or ground that previous philosophers have tended to confuse. Schopenhauer regarded this study, which he first wrote as his doctoral dissertation, as an essential preliminary to The World as Will. On Will in Nature examines contemporary scientific findings in search of corroboration of his thesis that processes in nature are all a species of striving towards ends; and On Vision and Colours defends an anti-Newtonian account of colour perception influenced by Goethe's famous colour theory. This is the first English edition to provide extensive editorial notes on the different published versions of these works.

Parerga and Paralipomena

Short Philosophical Essays

Author: Arthur Schopenhauer,E. F. J. Payne

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199242207

Category: Religion

Page: 497

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Parerga and Paralipomena

A Collection of Philosophical Essays

Author: Arthur Schopenhauer

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 1602063443

Category: Philosophy

Page: 664

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This is the only complete English translation of one of the most significant and fascinating works of the great philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860). The Parerga (Volume 1) are six long essays; the Paralipomena (Volume 2) are shorter writings arranged under thirty-one different subject-headings. These works won widespread attention with their publication in 1851, helping to secure lasting international fame for Schopenhauer. Indeed, their intellectual vigor, literary power, and rich diversity are still extraordinary even today.

Essay on the Freedom of the Will

Author: Arthur Schopenhauer

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 048611306X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 128

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DIVBrilliant and elegant in its treatment, Schopenhauer's 1839 essay on free will and determinism still remains relevant to modern readers. A useful introduction to the philosopher's work for students of philosophy or religion. /div

Schopenhauer

A Biography

Author: David E. Cartwright

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521825989

Category: History

Page: 575

View: 3495

This is the first comprehensive biography of Schopenhauer written in English. Placing him in his historical and philosophical contexts, David E. Cartwright tells the story of Schopenhauer's life to convey the full range of his philosophy. He offers a fully documented portrait in which he explores Schopenhauer's fractured family life, his early formative influences, his critical loyalty to Kant, his personal interactions with Fichte and Goethe, his ambivalent relationship to Schelling, his contempt for Hegel, his struggle to make his philosophy known, and his reaction to his late-arriving fame.

The World as Will and Representation

Author: Arthur Schopenhauer

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486130932

Category: Philosophy

Page: 720

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Volume 2 of the definitive English translation of one of the most important philosophical works of the 19th century, the basic statement in one important stream of post-Kantian thought.

Schopenhauer and the Aesthetic Standpoint

Philosophy as a Practice of the Sublime

Author: Sophia Vasalou

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107244811

Category: Philosophy

Page: N.A

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With its pessimistic vision and bleak message of world-denial, it has often been difficult to know how to engage with Schopenhauer's philosophy. Schopenhauer's arguments have seemed flawed and his doctrines marred by inconsistencies; his very pessimism almost too flamboyant to be believable. Yet a way of redrawing this engagement stands open, Sophia Vasalou argues, if we attend more closely to the visionary power of Schopenhauer's work. The aim of this book is to place the aesthetic character of Schopenhauer's standpoint at the heart of the way we read his philosophy and the way we answer the question: why read Schopenhauer - and how? Approaching his philosophy as an enactment of the sublime with a longer history in the ancient philosophical tradition, Vasalou provides a fresh way of assessing Schopenhauer's relevance in critical terms. This book will be valuable for students and scholars with an interest in post-Kantian philosophy and ancient ethics.

On Human Nature

Essays (partly Posthumous) in Ethics and Politics

Author: Arthur Schopenhauer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Ethics

Page: 132

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Kierkegaard`s Journals and Notebooks

Volume 10, Journals NB31-NB36

Author: Søren Kierkegaard

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691178984

Category: Philosophy

Page: 600

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The description for this book, Kierkegaard`s Journals and Notebooks: Volume 10, Journals NB31-NB36, will be forthcoming.

Essays;

Author: Arthur Schopenhauer,T. Bailey Saunders

Publisher: Palala Press

ISBN: 9781378641569

Category: History

Page: 236

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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Phenomenology of Spirit

Author: Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel,A.V. Miller (tr.)

Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publ.

ISBN: 9788120814738

Category: Consciousness

Page: 636

View: 9546

wide criticism both from Western and Eastern scholars.

Malicious Objects, Anger Management, and the Question of Modern Literature

Author: Jorg Kreienbrock

Publisher: Fordham Univ Press

ISBN: 0823245284

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 313

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Why do humans get angry with objects? Why is it that a malfunctioning computer, a broken tool, or a fallen glass causes an outbreak of fury? How is it possible to speak of an inanimate object's recalcitrance, obstinacy, or even malice? When things assume a will of their own and seem to act out against human desires and wishes rather than disappear into automatic, unconscious functionality, the breakdown is experienced not as something neutral but affectively--as rage or as outbursts of laughter. Such emotions are always psychosocial: public, rhetorically performed, and therefore irreducible to a "private" feeling. By investigating the minutest details of life among dysfunctional household items through the discourses of philosophy and science, as well as in literary works by Laurence Sterne, Jean Paul, Friedrich Theodor Vischer, and Heimito von Doderer, Kreienbrock reconsiders the modern bourgeois poetics that render things the way we know and suffer them.

On Vision and Colors; Color Sphere

Author: Arthur Schopenhauer,Philipp Otto Runge

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1616890053

Category: Design

Page: 168

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During the first two decades of the nineteenth century, two of the most significant theoretical works on color since Leonardo da Vinci's Trattato della Pittura were written and published in Germany: Arthur Schopenhauer's On Vision and Colors and Philipp Otto Runge's Color Sphere. For Schopenhauer, vision is wholly subjective in nature and characterized by processes that cross over into the territory of philosophy. Runge's Color Sphere and essay "The Duality of Color" contained one of the first attempts to depict a comprehensive and harmonious color system in three dimensions. Runge intended his color sphere to be understood not as a product of art, but rather as a "mathematical figure of various philosophical reflections." By bringing these two visionary color theories together within a broad theoretical context—philosophy, art, architecture, and design—this volume uncovers their enduring influence on our own perception of color and the visual world around us.

A Companion to Schopenhauer

Author: Bart Vandenabeele

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119144809

Category: Philosophy

Page: 432

View: 8944

A Companion to Schopenhauer provides a comprehensive guide to all the important facets of Schopenhauer?s philosophy. The volume contains 26 newly commissioned essays by prominent Schopenhauer scholars working in the field today. A thoroughly comprehensive guide to the life, work, and thought of Arthur Schopenhauer Demonstrates the range of Schopenhauer?s work and illuminates the debates it has generated 26 newly commissioned essays by some of the most prominent Schopenhauer scholars working today reflect the very latest trends in Schopenhauer scholarship Covers the full range of historical and philosophical perspectives on Schopenhauer?s work Discusses his seminal contributions to our understanding of knowledge, perception, morality, science, logic and mathematics, Platonic Ideas, the unconscious, aesthetic experience, art, colours, sexuality, will, compassion, pessimism, tragedy, pleasure, and happiness

Spinoza and Spinozism

Author: Stuart Hampshire

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0199279535

Category: History

Page: 206

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Among the great thinkers of modern times, only Spinoza (1632-77) created a complete system of philosophy that rivals Plato's. Few other thinkers have felt so strongly 'the desire to have a unitary view of the world and of man's place within it' - a desire that led Spinoza to make crucial contributions to every major philosophical topic: the nature of knowledge and freedom, the existence of God, ethics and politics, mind and matter, pleasure and perception. In this new edition ofhis classic Spinoza (1951), with substantial new material added, the late Sir Stuart Hamsphire offers a masterly introduction to a supreme thinker, and to his enormous influence on philosophy as it has been practised since.