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:

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Resumes the salient features of Schopenhauer's philosophy dealt with in the book. These include his dichotomy of subject and object, the correlativity of subjective and objective viewpoints, and the primacy of the will in accounting for the self. It concludes that Schopenhauer is helpful in uncovering two mysteries: that a ‘blind’ nature should produce a being with self‐consciousness, and that this being should be capable of understanding itself as a product of nature.

Keywords: object; objective; Schopenhauer; self‐consciousness; subject; subjective; the will

Chapter.  2854 words. 

Subjects: History of Western Philosophy

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