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Better Consciousness: Schopenhauer's Philosophy of Value

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Better Consciousness: Schopenhauer's Philosophy of Value

Alex Neill (Editor), Christopher Janaway (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-444-32287-3 February 2010 Wiley-Blackwell 208 Pages

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Better Consciousness: Schopenhauer's Philosophy of Value reassesses Schopenhauer's aesthetics and ethics and their contemporary relevance.
  • Features a collection of new essays from leading Schopenhauer scholars
  • Explores a relatively neglected area of Schopenhauer's philosophy
  • Offers a new perspective on a great thinker who crystallized the pessimism of the nineteenth century and has many points of contact with twenty-first century thought
Preface.

1. Schopenhauer's Philosophy of Value (Christopher Janaway, University of Southampton, UK and Alex Neill, University of Southampton, UK).

2. Back to Truth: Knowledge and Pleasure in the Aesthetics of Schopenhauer (Paul Guyer, University of Pennsylvania, USA).

3. Aesthetic Experience in Schopenhauer’s Metaphysics of Will (Alex Neill, University of Southampton, UK).

4. Schopenhauer on Aesthetic Understanding and the Values of Art (Bart Vandenabeele, Universiteit Gent, Belgium).

5. Poetic Intuition and the Bounds of Sense: Metaphor and Metonymy in Schopenhauer’s Philosophy (Sandra Shapshay, Indiana University – Bloomington, USA).

6. Life is but a mirror: On the connection between ethics, metaphysics and character in Schopenhauer (Matthias Koßler, Johannes-Gutenberg Universität, Germany).

7. Knowledge and Selflessness: Schopenhauer and the Paradox of Reflection (Bernard Reginster, Brown University, USA).

8. Natural Beauty and Optimism in Schopenhauer’s Aesthetics (Robert Wicks, University of Auckland, New Zealand).

9. Compassion and Solidarity with Sufferers: The Metaphysics of Mitleid (David E. Cartwright, University of Wisconsin - Whitewater , USA).

10. Schopenhauer’s Politics: Ethics, Jurisprudence and The State (Julian Young, University of Auckland, New Zealand).

11. Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, Death and Salvation (Neil Jordan, Godalming, UK).

Index.