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Schopenhauer's Christian perspectives

Schopenhauer's Christian perspectives
Schopenhauer's Christian perspectives
The chapter upholds Nietzsche’s view that Schopenhauer’s values represent a Christian “ascetic moral perspective” while “dismissing faith in God .” Schopenhauer is an atheist, but he espouses Christian values of selfless compassion and ascetic release from the world and claims that Christianity represents truths allegorically. The chapter evaluates the resulting position.
351–372
Palgrave Macmillian
Janaway, Christopher
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Shapshay, Sandra
Janaway, Christopher
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Shapshay, Sandra

Janaway, Christopher (2017) Schopenhauer's Christian perspectives. In, Shapshay, Sandra (ed.) The Palgrave Schopenhuer Handbook. (Palgrave Handbooks in German Idealism) Cham. Palgrave Macmillian, 351–372. (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-62947-6_17).

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The chapter upholds Nietzsche’s view that Schopenhauer’s values represent a Christian “ascetic moral perspective” while “dismissing faith in God .” Schopenhauer is an atheist, but he espouses Christian values of selfless compassion and ascetic release from the world and claims that Christianity represents truths allegorically. The chapter evaluates the resulting position.

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e-pub ahead of print date: 2017
Published date: 2017

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ORCID for Christopher Janaway: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-9600-8837

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Date deposited: 28 Nov 2018 17:30
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