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Schopenhauer and the Aesthetic Standpoint : Philosophy As a Practice of the Sublime (Paperback) (Sophia

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With its pessimistic vision and bleak message of world-denial, it has often been difficult to know how to engage with Schopenhauer's philosophy. Schopenhauer's arguments have seemed flawed and his doctrines marred by inconsistencies; his very pessimism almost too flamboyant to be believable. Yet a way of redrawing this engagement stands open, Sophia Vasalou argues, if we attend more closely to the visionary power of Schopenhauer's work. The aim of this book is to place the aesthetic character of Schopenhauer's standpoint at the heart of the way we read his philosophy and the way we answer the question: why read Schopenhauer - and how? Approaching his philosophy as an enactment of the sublime with a longer history in the ancient philosophical tradition, Vasalou provides a fresh way of assessing Schopenhauer's relevance in critical terms. This book will be valuable for students and scholars with an interest in post-Kantian philosophy and ancient ethics.
Number of Pages: 246.0
Genre: Philosophy
Sub-Genre: History + Surveys / Modern
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Cambridge Univ Pr
Author: Sophia Vasalou
Language: English
Street Date: April 28, 2016
TCIN: 51172399
UPC: 9781107570252
Item Number (DPCI): 248-17-2440

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