Schopenhauer: A Very Short Introduction
By (author) Christopher Janaway
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Schopenhauer: A Very Short Introduction by Christopher Janaway
Book DescriptionSchopenhauer is 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 behaviour 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. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780192802590
(176mm x 113mm x 9mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 21-Feb-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Christopher Janaway
Schopenhauer: Parerga and Paralipomena: Volume 1, Paperback (August 2016)
A new translation of the popular philosophical essays that made Schopenhauer famous, including his 'Aphorisms on the Wisdom of Life'.
Schopenhauer: Parerga and Paralipomena, Hardback (October 2015)
A new translation of the popular philosophical essays that made Schopenhauer famous, including essays on a diverse range of topics.
Two Fundamental Problems of Ethics, Paperback (March 2014)
This translation is the first English edition to reunite Schopenhauer's two major essays on ethics in one volume.
Schopenhauer: The World as Will and Representation: Volume 1, Paperback (March 2014)» View all books by Christopher Janaway
A translation of Schopenhauer's major and influential work which contains his entire philosophical system.
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Author Biography - Christopher Janaway
Christopher Janaway is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at Birbeck College, University of London.
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