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A Short History of German Philosophy$
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Vittorio Hösle

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780691167190

Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.23943/princeton/9780691167190.001.0001

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The Revolt against Christian Dogmatics: Schopenhauer’s Discovery of the Indian World

The Revolt against Christian Dogmatics: Schopenhauer’s Discovery of the Indian World

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(p.129) 8 The Revolt against Christian Dogmatics: Schopenhauer’s Discovery of the Indian World
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A Short History of German Philosophy
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Vittorio Hösle

, Steven Rendall
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Princeton University Press
DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691167190.003.0008

This chapter examines the philosophy of Arthur Schopenhauer (1788–1860), who is considered one of the greatest German prose stylists. His essay “Über Schriftstellerei und Stil” (“On Authorship and Style”) should be read by anyone who ventures to write in German. His phenomenological insight is penetrating, his many interests are almost as encyclopedic as Hegel's, and his architectonic system-building talent is considerable. Schopenhauer radically challenged the philosophy of the logos that had existed since the Greeks, and he did so without falling into the alternative of materialism, which is flat (and has been commonplace since Antiquity). Without Schopenhauer, Nietzsche and his descendants would not have been possible; and his influence extends to the whole of subsequent German, indeed European intellectual history.

Keywords:   Arthur Schopenhauer, German philosophers, German philosophy, German history

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