Review by Choice Review
Schopenhauer's philosophy has fared well in recent Anglo-American scholarship. Initially appearing only in England, solid, informed, and philosophically sophisticated work on Schopenhauer has now expanded to include the US and New Zealand. It would be no exaggeration to say that nowadays Schopenhauer is taken more seriously as a philosopher in these parts of the world that in his native Germany. This collection of 13 essays, the latest product of fine Anglo-American studies of Schopenhauer, covers the main issues, themes, and doctrines. Editor Janaway (Birkbeck College, Univ. of London) has contributed the introduction and essays on will and nature and on pessimism in Schopenhauer. Among the other topics are Schopenhauer and knowledge (David Hamlyn), Schopenhauer and Kant (Paul Guyer), Schopenhauer and Eastern thought (Moira Nicholls), Schopenhauer on death (Dale Jacquette), Schopenhauer and Nietzsche (Martha Nussbaum), and Schopenhauer and the unconscious (Sebastian Gardner). Selective bibliography. Highly recommended for upper-division undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty and researchers. G. Z"oller; University of Munich, Germany
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