Schopenhauer: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions #62) (Paperback)

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Schopenhauer: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions #62) (Paperback)

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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.
Christopher Janaway is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at Birbeck College, University of London.
Product Details ISBN: 9780192802590
ISBN-10: 0192802593
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication Date: May 16th, 2002
Pages: 160
Language: English
Series: Very Short Introductions