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The Essential Schopenhauer: Key Selections from the World as Will and Representation and Other Writings

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“We should be grateful to Schopenhauer for managing to express the truth about life so beautifully.” —Alain De Botton, author of The Consolations of Philosophy

 

“Schopenhauers philosophy has had a special attraction for those who wonder about lifes meaning, along with those engaged in music, literature, and the visual arts.” —Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

 

The Essential Schopenhauer delivers the first comprehensive English anthology of the seminal philosophers writings. Edited by Wolfgang Schirmacher, president of the International Schopenhauer Association, this indispensible collection affords readers a uniquely accessible gateway into the monolithic thinkers prodigious body of work. Just as the Harper Perennial Basic Writings series renders the work of Heidegger and Nietzsche accessible for English readers, The Essential Schopenhauer gives us unprecedented access to the complex ideas of this profound and influential thinker.

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A new, comprehensive English anthology

What is the meaning of life? How should I live? Is there any purpose to the universe? Generations have turned to the great German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer for answers to such essential questions of existence. His influence has extended not only to later philosophers—Nietzsche, Freud, and Wittgenstein among them—but also to musicians, artists, and important novelists such as Tolstoy, Thomas Mann, and Proust.

The Essential Schopenhauer, the most comprehensive English anthology now available of this seminal thinkers writings, will open English readers to Schopenhauers profound ideas. Selected by Wolfgang Schirmacher, president of the International Schopenhauer Association, The Essential Schopenhauer is an invaluable and accessibleintroduction to Schopenhauers powerful body of work.

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ISBN:
9780061768248
Subtitle:
Key Selections from The World As Will and Representation and Other Writings
Author:
Schopenhauer, Arthur
Publisher:
Harper Perennial Modern Classics
Subject:
General
Subject:
General Philosophy
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Publication Date:
20101109
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
8 x 5.3125 in 8.32 oz

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"Synopsis" by , A new, comprehensive English anthology

What is the meaning of life? How should I live? Is there any purpose to the universe? Generations have turned to the great German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer for answers to such essential questions of existence. His influence has extended not only to later philosophers—Nietzsche, Freud, and Wittgenstein among them—but also to musicians, artists, and important novelists such as Tolstoy, Thomas Mann, and Proust.

The Essential Schopenhauer, the most comprehensive English anthology now available of this seminal thinkers writings, will open English readers to Schopenhauers profound ideas. Selected by Wolfgang Schirmacher, president of the International Schopenhauer Association, The Essential Schopenhauer is an invaluable and accessibleintroduction to Schopenhauers powerful body of work.

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