Willing and Nothingness: Schopenhauer as Nietzsches Educator

Hardcover | September 1, 1998

EditorChristopher Janaway

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Willing and Nothingness illuminates Nietzsche's philosophy by examining his relationship with Schopenhauer. Though Nietzsche was influenced by Schopenhauer's work in his early years, in his later writings he often appears dismissive of Schopenhauer. It is a mistake to take either of thesefacts at face value: a proper assessment demands an independent understanding of Schopenhauer's philosophy, a close look at Nietzsche's development, and an analysis of the detailed continuities and contrasts with Schopenhauerian themes that permeate his work. This allows not only a reassessment ofthe connection between these two great thinkers, but a notable enrichment of our understanding of Nietzsche's philosophy, which is too often studied in isolation from its intellectual roots. With these aims, eight leading scholars contribute specially written essays in which Nietzsche's changing conceptions of pessimism, tragedy, art, morality, truth, knowledge, religion, atheism, determinism, the will, and the self are revealed as responses to the work of the thinker he called his'great teacher'. These essays are accompanied by a short critical piece that Nietzsche wrote about Schopenhauer in 1868, newly translated and appearing here in English for the first time, and by a guide to all Nietzsche's references to Schopenhauer.

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Willing and Nothingness illuminates Nietzsche's philosophy by examining his relationship with Schopenhauer. Though Nietzsche was influenced by Schopenhauer's work in his early years, in his later writings he often appears dismissive of Schopenhauer. It is a mistake to take either of thesefacts at face value: a proper assessment demands...

Christopher Janaway is Reader in Philosophy at Birkbeck College, University of London.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.83 inPublished:September 1, 1998Publisher:Oxford University Press

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Table of Contents

Christopher Janaway: Introduction1. Christopher Janaway: Schopenhauer as Nietzsche's Educator2. Maudmarie Clark: On Knowledge, Truth, and Value: Nietzsche's Debt to Schopenhauer and the Development of his Empiricism3. Ivan Soll: Schopenhauer and Nietzsche on the Redemption of Life through Art4. David E. Cartwright: Nietzsche's Use and Abuse of Schopenhauer's Moral Philosophy for Life5. Kathleen Marie Higgins: Schopenhauer and Nietzsche: Temperament and Temporality6. David Berman: Schopenhauer and Nietzsche: Honest Atheism, Dishonest Pessimism7. David Cooper: Self and Morality in Schopenhauer and Nietzsche8. Brian Leiter: The Paradox of Fatalism and Self-Creation in NietzscheAppendix 1: Friedrich Nietzsche `On Schopenhauer'Appendix 2: Nietzsche's References to SchopenhauerNotes on the ContributorsBibliographyIndex

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`the book provides for an excellent survey of Nietzsche's relationship with Schopenhauer's philosophy'The Review of Metaphysics