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Better recognition: Schopenhauer's Philosophy of Value reassesses Schopenhauer's aesthetics and ethics and their modern relevance.

  • Features a suite of latest essays from top Schopenhauer students
  • Explores a comparatively ignored region of Schopenhauer's philosophy
  • Offers a brand new viewpoint on an exceptional philosopher who crystallized the pessimism of the 19th century and has many issues of touch with twenty-first century proposal

Chapter 1 Schopenhauer's Philosophy of worth (pages 1–10): Christopher Janaway
Chapter 2 again to fact: wisdom and delight within the Aesthetics of Schopenhauer (pages 11–25): Paul Guyer
Chapter three Aesthetic adventure in Schopenhauer's Metaphysics of Will (pages 26–40): Alex Neill
Chapter four Schopenhauer on Aesthetic figuring out and the Values of paintings (pages 41–57): Bart Vandenabeele
Chapter five Poetic instinct and the limits of experience: Metaphor and Metonymy in Schopenhauer's Philosophy (pages 58–76): Sandra Shapshay
Chapter 6 lifestyles is yet a reflect: at the Connection among Ethics, Metaphysics and personality in Schopenhauer (pages 77–97): Matthias Ko?ler
Chapter 7 wisdom and Selflessness: Schopenhauer and the anomaly of mirrored image (pages 98–119): Bernard Reginster
Chapter eight normal attractiveness and Optimism in Schopenhauer's Aesthetics (pages 120–137): Robert Wicks
Chapter nine Compassion and cohesion with victims: The Metaphysics of Mitleid (pages 138–156): David E. Cartwright
Chapter 10 Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, loss of life and Salvation (pages 157–170): Julian Young
Chapter eleven Schopenhauer's Politics: Ethics, Jurisprudence and the nation (pages 171–188): Neil Jordan

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Of space and time. Janaway is also right to emphasise the Platonic distinction of will-bound versus will-free modes of apprehending the world in Schopenhauer’s theory. 12 Schopenhauer also often deplores the connection of the mind with the body. Although Janaway is right that there is at least ‘one drastic divergence from Plato that we cannot ignore’,13 namely that in Schopenhauer’s account the Ideas are revealed by artworks in aesthetic experience, there are also more relevant similarities with Plato’s philosophy of art than Janaway (and Schopenhauer himself) allows.

10 This appears to be a revision of his earlier hypothesis that the capacity for apprehension of the Ideas depends on superfluity of intellect—or at any rate an elaboration of what superfluity consists in. 11 Had he adopted this line of thought, his account of genius would of course have turned out slightly differently: on this line, the genius constitutes an ‘exception’ not (as Schopenhauer in fact suggests) simply in virtue of having the capacity for apprehension of the Ideas, but rather in virtue of the degree to which he has this capacity (the degree to which the two parts of the nervous system are separate in him).

Other References Beardsley, M. C. (1975), Aesthetics from Classical Greece to the Present. University, AL: University of Alabama Press. Diffey, T. J. (1990), ‘Schopenhauer’s Account of Aesthetic Experience’, British Journal of Aesthetics, 30: 132–142. Gould, Stephen Jay (1997). ‘Evolution: The Pleasures of Pluralism’, New York Review of Books June 26: 47–52. Hamlyn, D. (1980), Schopenhauer. London: Routledge and Kegan Paul. Young, J. (2005), Schopenhauer. Abingdon: Routledge. 4 Schopenhauer on Aesthetic Understanding and the Values of Art Bart Vandenabeele Schopenhauer is renowned for his account of the pleasures of aesthetic contemplation.

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