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Schopenhauer's Reputation in Its Changing Historical Context

Bryan Magee

in The Philosophy of Schopenhauer

Published in print August 1997 | ISBN: 9780198237228
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191706233 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198237227.003.0020
Schopenhauer's Reputation in Its Changing Historical Context

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For some 35 years after the publication of his masterpiece, The World as Will and Representation, Schopenhauer was virtually ignored. Then the mood of pessimism brought about across Europe by the failure of the revolutions of 1848 created a climate of opinion favourable to him. After the 1850s, he enjoyed a reputation as one of the ‘great’ philosophers. But in the twentieth century, his work fell into neglect once again. Now a revival of interest is taking place.

Keywords: reputation; revival; revolution of 1848; Schopenhauer

Chapter.  10448 words. 

Subjects: History of Western Philosophy

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