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Art and ideas

Christopher Janaway.

in Schopenhauer

February 2002; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: 19th-Century Philosophy. 5604 words.

‘Art and ideas’ examines Schopenhauer's treatment of aesthetic experience. Schopenhauer belongs to a tradition which equates aesthetic experience with a ‘disinterested’ attitude towards its...

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Character, sex, and the unconscious

in Schopenhauer

February 2002; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: 19th-Century Philosophy. 4490 words.

‘Character, sex, and the unconscious’ explores Schopenhauer's treatment of character and individuality. In Schopenhauer's view, the will is the primary element within us. The will often has...

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Disillusionment and Withdrawal

in Nietzsche

October 2000; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers); 19th-Century Philosophy. 3042 words.

‘Disillusionment and Withdrawal’ first considers Untimely Meditations, a collection of four meditations on David Strauss, the practice of historiography, and celebrations of the genius of...

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Ethics: seeing the world aright

in Schopenhauer

February 2002; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: 19th-Century Philosophy. 4555 words.

‘Ethics: seeing the world aright’ examines freedom and determinism in Schopenhauer. Schopenhauer believes that actions are caused by a combination of one's unchanging character and a...

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Existence and pessimism

Christopher Janaway.

in Schopenhauer

February 2002; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: 19th-Century Philosophy. 5592 words.

‘Existence and pessimism’ examines the fourth book of The World As Will and Representation, which addresses the human condition itself. Schopenhauer finds the world full of suffering —...

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The Image of Nietzsche

in Nietzsche

October 2000; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers); 19th-Century Philosophy. 2052 words.

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900) was a German philosopher, almost wholly neglected during his sane life. ‘The Image of Nietzsche’ highlights the immense impact of his work after his death....

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Masters and Slaves

in Nietzsche

October 2000; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers); 19th-Century Philosophy. 2566 words.

‘Masters and Slaves’ discusses The Genealogy of Morals (GM), a sequel to Beyond Good and Evil. It is Nietzsche's most profound attempt to make sense of suffering, and of how other people...

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Morality and its Discontents

in Nietzsche

October 2000; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers); 19th-Century Philosophy. 4755 words.

Nietzsche's fundamental concern throughout his life was to plot the relationship between suffering and culture, or cultures. ‘Morality and its Discontents’ shows that correlative with this...

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Nietzsche

Michael Tanner.

October 2000; p ublished online September 2013 .

Book. Subjects: Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers); 19th-Century Philosophy. 128 pages.

The philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900) was almost wholly neglected during his sane life, but since then he has been appropriated as an icon by an astonishingly diverse spectrum...

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Occupying the High Ground

in Nietzsche

October 2000; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers); 19th-Century Philosophy. 4782 words.

‘Occupying the High Ground’ deals with the period after This Spoke Zarathustra when Nietzsche produced Beyond Good and Evil (BGE), which suggests a transvaluation of all values, and not...

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The One Thing Needful

in Nietzsche

October 2000; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers); 19th-Century Philosophy. 3215 words.

‘The One Thing Needful’ is concerned with the concepts of style, culture, and character. Excerpts from The Gay Science are provided to illustrate Nietzsche's standpoint. What Nietzsche is...

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Philosophizing with a Hammer

in Nietzsche

October 2000; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers); 19th-Century Philosophy. 1344 words.

‘Philosophizing with a Hammer’ is concerned with Nietzsche's work in 1888, the last year of his sane life, where he devoted himself to further polemics, written in a style of hard clarity...

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Postlude

in Nietzsche

October 2000; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers); 19th-Century Philosophy. 4115 words.

The ‘Postlude’ enlarges on some points introduced throughout the book and raises some fundamental questions about Nietzsche's procedures and his views, questions which are often elementary...

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Prophecy

in Nietzsche

October 2000; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers); 19th-Century Philosophy. 4801 words.

‘Prophecy’ deals with Thus Spoke Zarathustra, in which Nietzsche was trying to establish himself as a philosopher-poet. He uses a great deal of imagery and allegory and there are poems,...

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Schopenhauer

Christopher Janaway.

February 2002; p ublished online September 2013 .

Book. Subjects: 19th-Century Philosophy. 160 pages.

Schopenhauer is the most readable of German philosophers. Schopenhauer: A Very Short Introduction gives a succinct explanation of his metaphysical system, concentrating on the original...

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Schopenhauer's influence

in Schopenhauer

February 2002; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: 19th-Century Philosophy. 2915 words.

‘Schopenhauer's influence’ argues that Schopenhauer's lasting importance as a philosopher rests more on his manner of unfettered probing and blunt questioning, on his demolition of...

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Schopenhauer's life and works

in Schopenhauer

February 2002; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: 19th-Century Philosophy. 3861 words.

‘Schopenhauer's life and works’ examines Schopenhauer's life and influences. Arthur Schopenhauer was born in 1788 in Danzig, and died in Frankfurt am Main in 1860. At the end of his life he...

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Tragedy: Birth, Death, Rebirth

in Nietzsche

October 2000; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers); 19th-Century Philosophy. 4754 words.

‘Tragedy’ considers Nietzsche's controversial first book, The Birth of Tragedy, and the many amendments he made to it throughout his life. The three main concerns of this book that drew...

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Will, body, and the self

in Schopenhauer

February 2002; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: 19th-Century Philosophy. 4251 words.

‘Will, body, and the self’ explores Schopenhauer's understanding of the self. Schopenhauer explains that the subject is that which knows, the object that which is known by it. The will is...

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Within and beyond appearance

in Schopenhauer

February 2002; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: 19th-Century Philosophy. 4413 words.

‘Within and beyond appearance’ explains that Schopenhauer's philosophical thinking is easiest to grasp if one sees the backbone that runs right through it: the distinction between...

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