There are unusual reasons why Schopenhauer’s philosophy is important. Bryan Magee. Abstract Chapter 1 Schopenhauer’s Life as Background to His Work. Bryan Magee has made a successful career for himself as a introductions – one to Popper and one to Schopenhauer – and a little work on. The Philosophy of Schopenhauer by Bryan Magee, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.
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The Philosophy of Schopenhauer by Bryan Magee. 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 schopenjauer gives rise and of its influence on a wide range of thinkers and artists.
For this new This is a revised and enlarged version of Bryan Magee’s widely praised study of Schopenhauer, the most comprehensive book on this great philosopher. For this new edition 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. Paperbackpages. Published October 30th by Clarendon Press first published August 11th To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about The Philosophy of Schopenhauerplease sign up. See 1 question about The Philosophy of Schopenhauer…. Lists with This Book. Nov 09, Fadi rated it it was amazing Shelves: The definitive book on Schopenhauer’s philosophy not written by Schopenhauer.
Dec 09, Jason Greensides rated it it was amazing Shelves: I own quite a few books on philosophy, but this is the one that completely blew my brain apart. Of course I was reading it because it’s a brilliant insight into Schopenhauer’s overall philosophy his not I own quite a few books on philosophy, but this is the one that completely blew my brain apart.
Of course I was reading it because it’s a brilliant insight into Schopenhauer’s overall philosophy his notion of the will to life, his aesthetics, his overall pessimismbut following and thinking about how we can perceive the world, is it ever knowable, and the ultimate mystery of the noumena world, really had me reeling from the seemingly obvious notion that we exist, things exist, and the crazy notion that anything exists to begin with. This is a truly mind-bending book. Sep 16, Arjun Ravichandran rated it really liked it.
More accurately, however, this can be considered a treatise on what the author quite fairly dubs the Kantian-Schopenhauerian paradigm, and he therefore begins his book with a treatment of Kant’s Copernican revolution in philosophy, only then proceeding to adumbrate Schopenhauer’s extension and completion of this work.
Schopenhauer takes over from Kant his fundamental insight ; that the ultimate reality is divided into noumena and phenomena i. Schopenhauer embarks from this to make his original contribution to philosophy, i. His characterization of this will as blind, unconscious, and as thus, evil is the springboard for his famous notorious? From this formulation, follows many intriguing insights of rapier-sharp brilliance into human psychology, many of them anticipating scientific formulations of the same some 2 centuries hence.
The Philosophy of Schopenhauer
The author is, like I mentioned, an admirer though not an uncritical one of the philosopher ; his book is divided into 2 parts. The first part is rather straightforwardly concerned with the exposition of Schopenhauer’s philosophy, beginning with a mandatory synopsis of the Kantian revolution in philosophy, and only then proceeding to Schopenhauer’s extension and completion of the same.
The author is undoubtedly very well-versed with his material, and his exposition is both lucid and insightful, especially when he counters many of the misunderstandings that have attached to Schopenhauer’s name and philosophy. The second part is more loosely organized and deals with Schopenahauer’s impact on philosophers after him, as well as a wide variety of artists, intellectuals, and scientists.
His relationship with Buddhism and modern analytic philosophy is also briefly touched upon.
The Philosophy of Schopenhauer by Bryan Magee
In my opinion, this scopenhauer of the book could have been more sfhopenhauer edited. In conclusion, I found this a pleasant and easy-going reminder of Schopenhauer’s fundamental ‘rightness’ as one of his admirers, the great Wittgenstein himself, claims regarding the nature of the world, of the fundamental unsayability of ultimate reality, of artistic creation and genius, and of the nature of true moral feeling.
Jul 04, Michael rated it it was amazing Shelves: If you think you don’t like Schopenhauer, this book may change your mind. Feb 04, Shadday rated it it was amazing. Goodreads is my digital public catalogue mgaee books read and books to read with notes to self and others around the world with incoherent disregard to outwitting my way into winning Grand Prize of Thy Likes.
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You said the city was boring you and then when the naked albino was screaming about Willa Cather in Union Square you just kept on playing ping pong on your charlatan-phone 8. Then when the monk schopenhzuer himself on fire at City Hall you just altered your profile picture to you wearing a monk’s grabs along with two million other people.
And all the while you could have just turned off all of your electronics for the Sabbath and maranthon’d through Magee’s Schopenhauer. Scholenhauer Cohen has been dead for months. No one’s insulting you. We’re just telling you that you’re not going to see Leonard Cohen next time he’s in Mqgee York because he’s like dead. Just be purgatorial now and purgatorial later. That way you won’t get slaughtered in the future.
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Then again some transvestites from Thailand left a bunch of secondhand Raymond Carver books out in the hall. It’s a shame we don’t have recordings of Schopenhauer playing the flute. Hegel was a repulsive and ignorant charlatan. Hegel was a clumsy and ignorant charlatan. I mxgee no time for repulsive clumsy charlatans. Feb 17, David rated it it was amazing. I found a very good discussion of him here: Exploring scopenhauer confines of the cage, and eschewing the easy comforts of religion, and being unswervingly honest wherever it may lead.
Regarded as a pessimist but I think a realist. I think that his independent dovetailing with buddhism and hinduism and recent scientific discoveries show that he was at least on the schopenhauwr track in this metaphysical detective story that has no end. May 31, Cameron rated it it was amazing. A very carefully researched book, which I read avidly and greatly enjoyed.
Feb 04, Dan DalMonte rated it really liked it. Really good appreciation of Schopenhauer here. Scbopenhauer really enjoyed learning about the scchopenhauer philosophical tents of Schopenhauer. He was a German philosopher who took the philosophy of Kant and brought it to a new level. I’m not sure I agree with his worldview, but it is certainly a gripping one. Amgee want to think more about possible gaps and questions his system raises. This book is also very good at tracing the influences Schopenhauer had on artists like Richard Wagner and Thomas Mann.
Oct 27, Jamey rated it really liked it Shelves: Mar 19, Kate rated it liked it. There’s no retention of ideas between each chapter, making it feel less like a book than a compilation of articles. Aug 27, I invite schopenhauee rated it it was amazing. Mar 20, Eric Burke rated it really liked it. Plays the advocate a little too much, but still a very good presentation, including on Schopenhauer’s influence on later thinkers and artists.
Mar 21, Ben rated it it was amazing. I loved this book. Magee is such a great writer, and explains the views of Schopenhauer so well.
I recommend it to anyone interested in knowing more about Schopenhauer’s philosophy and the impact it has had. Matt rated it it was amazing Mar 30, Ed Cooke rated it it was amazing May 10, Antonios Sarhanis rated it it was amazing Oct 25, Mark Heyne rated it it was amazing Jun 13, Jason Bowden rated it it was amazing Feb 03, Gabriel Esteves rated it it was amazing Dec 17, Alex Asay rated it it was amazing Oct 12, Mar Montoya rated it it magde amazing Jun 04, T rated it really liked it Jul 14, Frederick rated it it was amazing Aug 22, Steffen Borge rated it really liked it May 10, Ben Pratt rated it liked it Oct 10, Tiger rated it really liked it Nov 20, Timothy rated it it was amazing Feb 18, Carlos Eduardo rated it it was magew Aug 19,