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Materialism

Christopher Janaway

in Self and World in Schopenhauer's Philosophy

Published in print July 1999 | ISBN: 9780198250036
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191597817 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198250037.003.0007
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Schopenhauer argues that the world of objects must be material, and that the only use for the concept of substance is that of matter. He argues that materialism is correlative with idealism. Even the brain functions of the subject are material processes. However, materialism is one‐sided because it does not account for the point of view of the consciousness of the subject of knowledge, from which idealism indispensably starts.

Keywords: consciousness; idealism; materialism; matter; Schopenhauer; substance

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Subjects: History of Western Philosophy

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