Written by a diverse, international and interdisciplinary group of eminent and up-and-coming scholars, each of the 28 chapters in this Handbook includes an authoritative exposition of different viewpoints as well as arguing for a particular thesis.
This comprehensive Handbook offers a leading-edge yet accessible guide to the most important facets of Arthur Schopenhauer's philosophical system, the last true system of German philosophy. Written by a diverse, international and interdisciplinary group of eminent and up-and-coming scholars, each of the 28 chapters in this Handbook includes an authoritative exposition of different viewpoints as well as arguing for a particular thesis. Authors also put Schopenhauer's ideas into historical context and connect them when possible to contemporary philosophy. Key features: Structured in six parts, addressing the development of Schopenhauer's system, his epistemology and metaphysics, aesthetics and philosophy of art, ethical and political thought, philosophy of religion and legacy in Britain, France, and the US. Special coverage of Schopenhauer's treatment of Judaism, Christianity, Vedic thought and Buddhism Attention to the relevance of Schopenhauer for contemporary metaphysics, metaethics and ethics in particular. The Palgrave Schopenhauer Handbook is an essential resource for scholars as well as advanced students of nineteenth-century philosophy. Researchers and graduate students in musicology, comparative literature, religious studies, English, French, history, and political science will find this guide to be a rigorous and refreshing Handbook to support their own explorations of Schopenhauer's thought.
Table of Contents
Part I. Biographical/historical background 1. David Cartwright (University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, US)-Schopenhauer's intellectual biography 2. Wolfgang Mann (tentative) (Columbia University, US)-Plato's influence 3. Sabine Roehr (New Jersey City University, US)-Kant and Reinhold 4. Elisabeth Millan (DePaul University, Chicago, US)-Schopenhauer and early German Romanticism Part II. Theoretical philosophy 5. Allen Wood (tentative) (Indiana University-Bloomington, US)-Schopenhauer's transcendental idealist metaphysics 6. Gunter Zoeller (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat Munchen, Germany)-Freedom 7. Marco Segala (Universita dell'Aquila, Italy)-Schopenhauer and the natural sciences Part III. Aesthetics & philosophy of art 8. Sandra Shapshay (Indiana University-Bloomington, US)-Philosophy of art 9. Isabel Wunsche (tentative) (Jacobs University, Bremen, Germany)-Schopenhauer and painting 10. Diego Cubero Hernandez (University of North Texas, US)-Philosophy of music Part IV. Ethical and political thought 11. Gudrun von Tevenar (Birkbeck College, London, UK)-Schopenhauer and Kant on the virtue of Menschenliebe (loving-kindness) 12. Colin Marshall (University of Washington, US) -Schopenhauer and contemporary metaethics 13. David Woods (University of Southampton, UK)-Political thought Part V. Religion 14. Arati Barua (Deshbandhu College, New Dehlhi, India)-Schopenhauer and Indian thought 15. Robert Wicks (University of Auckland, New Zealand)-Judaism 16. Christopher Janaway (University of Southampton, UK)-Atheism and Christianity Part VI. Legacy 17. Fred Beiser (Syracuse University, US)-Schopenhauer and later nineteenth-century pessimism 18. Aaron Matz (tentative) (Scripps College, US)-Influence on the nineteenth-century British novel 19. Joao Constancio (Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal)-Schopenhauer and Nietzsche 20. Matthew C. Altman & Cynthia D. Coe (Central Washington University, US) -Schopenhauer and Freud 21. Arnaud Francois (Universite Toulouse-Jean Jaures)-Schopenhauer's French Reception