The Kantian Foundation of Schopenhauer's Pessimism (Routledge Studies in Nineteenth-Century Philosophy) (Paperback)

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This book connects Schopenhauer's philosophy with transcendental idealism by exploring the distinctly Kantian roots of his pessimism. By clearly discerning four types of coming to knowledge, it demonstrates how Schopenhauer's epistemology can enlighten this connection with other areas of his philosophy. The individual chapters in this book discuss how these knowledge types--immediate or mediate, representational or non-representational--relate to Schopenhauer's metaphysics, ethics and action, philosophy of religion, aesthetics, and asceticism. In each of these areas, a specific sense of pessimism serves to disarm a number of paradoxes and inconsistencies typically associated with Schopenhauer's philosophy. The Kantian Foundation of Schopenhauer's Pessismism shows how Schopenhauer's claim that he is a true successor to Kant can be justified.

Dennis Vanden Auweele is assistant professor of philosophy of religion at the RU Groningen (University of Groningen) and postdoctoral researcher at KU Leuven (University of Leuven). He is the editor (with Jonathan Head) of Schopenhauer's Fourfold Root (Routledge, 2017) and, in Dutch, 'Philosophy at Twilight: On Power and Hope, Impotence and Despair (2016).
Product Details ISBN: 9780367888794
ISBN-10: 0367888793
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: December 10th, 2019
Pages: 242
Language: English
Series: Routledge Studies in Nineteenth-Century Philosophy