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The Philosophy of Schopenhauer

Revised Edition

Bryan Magee

14 August 1997

ISBN: 9780198237228

480 pages

In Stock

Price: £42.99



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 Bryan 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.

About the Author(s)

Bryan Magee, Honorary Senior Research Fellow, King's College, London; Honorary Fellow, 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


"Magee's study should however not merely be reviewed but also read; for it is thorough, lucid and wide-ranging...a substantial work." - Times Higher Education Supplement