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    DescriptionThis is a revised and enlarged version of Bryan Magee's widely praised study of Schopenhauer, the most comprehensive book on this great philosopher. It contains a brief biography of Schopenhauer, a systematic exposition of his thought, and a critical discussion of the problems to which it gives rise and of its influence on a wide range of thinkers and artists. For this new edition Bryan Magee has added three new chapters and made many minor revisions and corrections throughout. this new edition will consolidate the book's standing as the definitive study of Schopenhauer. 'This is a book of many virtues and vices...The book reads well. It deserves to be well read...surpass(es) all current English-language treatments of Schopenhauer.' David Cartwright, Schopenhauer-Jahrbuch 'an ambitious book and, on the whole, a highly readable one. Magee moves with confidence and ability among the connecting structures of philosophy, the history of ideas, the arts, and human psychology.' Diane Collinson, Philosophically Quarterly Magee's study should however not merely be reviewed but also read; for it is thorough, lucid and wide-ranging...a substantial work.' Times Higher Education Supplement 'He brings out well the development of the German philosopher's thought, and the fact that in the course of doing so he does some philosophising of his own increases the interest of the volume. Further, Schopenhauer's influence on a number of other eminent people is discussed much more at length than is usual in monographs on his philosophy. As for the author's criticism of Schopenhauer, it seems to me sound.' Frederick Copleston, The month 'Philosophers have long known that Schopenhauer was the first of the very few philosophers Wittgenstein studied intensely. Magee supplies the detail of the debt with impressive and original fullness. Bryan Magee may leave himself open to critical nigglings of various degrees of significance by his enthusiastic resolution to stand up for Schopenhauer and not just to expound him from a safe distance. The compensation is that his own excitement is communicated to the reader.' Anthony Quinton, The Times 'il convient de saluer et d'apprecier, pour le public qui ne l'aurait pas encore lu, ce livre elegant, suggestif, perspicace...clair, excellent.' P. Trotignon, Revue Philosophique 'Bryan Magee's book is...to be welcomed as the most illuminating and admirable study of Schopenhauer's philosophy yet to appear in English. ' I. B. Gleaves, Wagner 'He sets about the task of explaining Schopenhauer's ideas with a commitment and enthusiasm all too rare in philosophical writing, and succeeds admirably in communicating his excitement to the reader.' Sean Sayers, Philosophy and Psychology 'This is a wide ranging book and Mr Magee's enthusiasm makes it stimulating.' The Economist 'Bryan Magee has given us and extremely well-organized book...an accurate and innovative introduction...Its great merit is that it takes Schopenhauer seriously and relates his work to contemporary concerns.' James Moulder, South African Journal of Philosphy


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    Title
    The Philosophy of Schopenhauer
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Bryan Magee
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 480
    Width: 158 mm
    Height: 228 mm
    Thickness: 34 mm
    Weight: 820 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780198237228
    ISBN 10: 0198237227
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    LC classification: B3148 .M27 1997
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    Edition
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Clarendon Press
    Publication date
    30 October 1997
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Author Information
    Brian Magee is a noted philosopher, writer, critic, and broadcaster. His publications include Men of Ideas (1982), The Great Philosophers (1988), and (with Martin Milligan) On Blindness (1995). He has held visiting fellowships at Yale and Oxford Universities, among others. He has been Honorary Senior Research Fellow in the History of Ideas at King's College, London since 1984, and he is an Honorary Fellow at Keble College, Oxford.
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    Magee's study should however not merely be reviewed but also read; for it is thorough, lucid and wide-ranging...a substantial work. Times Higher Education Supplement
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    This is a revised and enlarged version of Bryan Magee's widely praised study of Schopenhauer, the most comprehensive book on this great philosopher. It contains a brief biography of Schopenhauer, a systematic exposition of his thought, and a critical discussion of the problems to which it gives rise and its influence on a wide range of thinkers and artists.
    Table of contents
    PART I: ; Schopenhauer's Life as Background to his Work ; The Ends of Explanation ; The Great Tradition ; More Arguments for Transcendental Idealism ; Objects and Subjects ; Bodies and Wills ; The World as Will ; The Flower of Existence ; Metaphysics of the Person ; Some Criticisms and Problems ; Schopenhauer as Essayist and Aphorist ; PART II: ; Schopenhauer and the Idealists ; Schopehauer and Later Thinkers ; Schopenhauer's Influence on Wittenstein ; A Note on Schopenhauer and Buddhism ; Schopenhauer's Addendum on Homosexuality ; Schopenhauer and Wagner ; A Conjecture about Dylan Thomas ; Misunderstanding Schopenhauer ; Schopenhauer's Reputation