Schopenhauer: Parerga and Paralipomena : Volume 2

Schopenhauer: Parerga and Paralipomena : Volume 2 : Short Philosophical Essays

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With the publication of Parerga and Paralipomena in 1851, there finally came some measure of the fame that Schopenhauer thought was his due. Described by Schopenhauer himself as 'incomparably more popular than everything up till now', Parerga is a miscellany of essays addressing themes that complement his work The World as Will and Representation, along with more divergent, speculative pieces. It includes essays on method, logic, the intellect, Kant, pantheism, natural science, religion, education, and language. The present volume offers a new translation, a substantial introduction explaining the context of the essays, and extensive editorial notes on the different published versions of the work. This readable and scholarly edition will be an essential reference for those studying Schopenhauer, the history of philosophy, and nineteenth-century German philosophy.
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  • Paperback | 701 pages
  • 155 x 230 x 40mm | 1,030g
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Worked examples or Exercises; 2 Line drawings, black and white
  • 1108436528
  • 9781108436526
  • 349,199

Table of contents

General editor's preface; Editorial notes and references; Introduction; Notes on text and translation; Chronology; Bibliography; Parerga and Paralipomena, Volume 2: Sporadic yet systematically ordered thoughts on multifarious topics; 1. On philosophy and its method; 2. On logic and dialectic; 3. Some thoughts concerning the intellect in general and in every respect; 4. Some observations on the antithesis of the thing in itself and the appearance; 5. Some words on pantheism; 6. On philosophy and natural science; 7. On colour theory; 8. On ethics; 9. On jurisprudence and politics; 10. On the doctrine of the indestructibility of our true essence by death; 11. Additional remarks on the doctrine of the nothingness of existence; 12. Additional remarks on the doctrine of the suffering of the world; 13. On suicide; 14. Additional remarks on the doctrine of the affirmation and negation of the will to life; 15. On religion; 16. Some remarks on Sanskrit literature; 17. Some archaeological observations; 18. Some mythological observations; 19. On the metaphysics of the beautiful and aesthetics; 20. On judgment, criticism, approbation and fame; 21. On learning and the learned; 22. Thinking for oneself; 23. On writing and style; 24. On reading and books; 25. On language and words; 26. Psychological remarks; 27. On women; 28. On education; 29. On physiognomy; 30. On noise and sounds; 31. Similes, parables and fables; Some verses; Versions of Schopenhauer's text; Glossary of names; Index.
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'This latest installment in the Cambridge Edition of the Works of Schopenhauer is a very welcome appearance for the English-speaking scholarly world.' Dennis Vanden Auweele, Philosophischer Literaturanzeiger
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About Arthur Schopenhauer

Adrian Del Caro is Distinguished Professor of Humanities and Head of Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures at the University of Tennessee. He has published many books, including The Early Poetry of Paul Celan: In the Beginning Was the Word (1997) and Grounding the Nietzsche Rhetoric of Earth (2004). He has published numerous articles in journals including Journal of the History of Ideas, Philosophy and Literature, and German Studies Review. His translations include poetry for The German Mind of the Nineteenth Century (edited by Hermann Glaser, 1981) and The Gay Science (edited by Bernard Williams, Cambridge, 2001). Christopher Janaway is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Southampton. His most recent books include Schopenhauer: A Very Short Introduction (2002) and Beyond Selflessness: Reading Nietzsche's Genealogy (2007). His most recently edited collections include The Cambridge Companion to Schopenhauer (Cambridge, 2000) and Better Consciousness: Schopenhauer's Philosophy of Value (co-edited with Alex Neill, 2009). He is General Editor of The Cambridge Edition of the Works of Schopenhauer series, for which he has translated The Two Fundamental Problems of Ethics (Cambridge, 2009) and co-translated three other volumes.
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