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Starting with Schopenhauer Sandra Shapshay

Starting with Schopenhauer

Sandra Shapshay

Published December 19th 2011
ISBN : 9781847063502
Hardcover
192 pages
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 About the Book 

Arthur Schopenhauer was one of the most important European philosophers of the 19th century, a key figure in German Idealism whose work had a profound influence on some of the greatest minds of the last two centuries. Clearly and thematicallyMoreArthur Schopenhauer was one of the most important European philosophers of the 19th century, a key figure in German Idealism whose work had a profound influence on some of the greatest minds of the last two centuries. Clearly and thematically structured, covering all Schopenhauers key ideas and focusing particularly on the hugely important The World as Will and Representation, Starting with Schopenhauer leads the reader through a thorough overview of the development of his thought, resulting in a more thorough understanding of the roots of his philosophical concerns. Offering coverage of the full range of Schopenhauers ideas, the book explains how his thinking was marked at a tender age by the sight of suffering and explores the philosophical implications of his belief that the world is fundamentally evil. Crucially the book introduces the major thinkers and events that proved influential in the development of Schopenhauers work, including Kant, Hume and Darwin. This is the ideal introduction for anyone coming to the work of this hugely important thinker for the first time.