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Schopenhauer: a very short introduction

Schopenhauer: a very short introduction
Schopenhauer: a very short introduction
Schopenhauer is considered to be the most readable of German philosophers. This book gives a succinct explanation of his metaphysical system, concentrating on the original aspects of his thought, which inspired many artists and thinkers including Nietzsche, Wagner, Freud, and Wittgenstein. Schopenhauer's central notion is that of the will--a blind, irrational force that he uses to interpret both the human mind and the whole of nature. Seeing human behavior as that of a natural organism governed by the will to life, Schopenhauer developed radical insights concerning the unconscious and sexuality which influenced both psychologists and philosophers.
Oxford University Press
Janaway, Christopher
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Janaway, Christopher
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Janaway, Christopher (2002) Schopenhauer: a very short introduction , Oxford, GB. Oxford University Press, 160pp.

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Schopenhauer is considered to be the most readable of German philosophers. This book gives a succinct explanation of his metaphysical system, concentrating on the original aspects of his thought, which inspired many artists and thinkers including Nietzsche, Wagner, Freud, and Wittgenstein. Schopenhauer's central notion is that of the will--a blind, irrational force that he uses to interpret both the human mind and the whole of nature. Seeing human behavior as that of a natural organism governed by the will to life, Schopenhauer developed radical insights concerning the unconscious and sexuality which influenced both psychologists and philosophers.

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Published date: May 2002
Additional Information: Plus translations in five languages
Organisations: Philosophy

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Local EPrints ID: 397294
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/397294
PURE UUID: 8f845717-49ec-4027-baec-0b218d4e3a7a
ORCID for Christopher Janaway: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-9600-8837

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