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AuthorLauxtermann, Paul F. H. author
TitleSchopenhauer's Broken World-View [electronic resource] : Colours and Ethics between Kant and Goethe / by Paul F. H. Lauxtermann
ImprintDordrecht : Springer Netherlands : Imprint: Springer, 2000
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Descript X, 292 p. online resource


Schopenhauer's philosophy, at first sight so beautifully rounded, upon analysis reveals itself as the secret arena of two conflicting world-views. The present analysis considers the conflict by confronting Schopenhauer as a ̀disciple-of-sorts of Kant' with Schopenhauer as ̀Goethe's one-time collaborator on the theory of colour'. Here the two meet over profound issues which the Scientific Revolution of the 17th century has ineluctably put before us: what is the right level at which to apprehend nature; what is the proper foundation for a consistent ethics; how (if at all) to arrive at a unified conception of a world broken by modern science? In this deeply-delving, lucidly written, humane and erudite study, the history of philosophical currents is blended with history of science, with history of ideas generally, and (to elucidate relevant portions of Schopenhauer's biography and intellectual and social environment) with German history too. The analysis, while benefiting from the scholarly literature, is grounded primarily in original research among the collected works of Schopenhauer, Kant and Goethe, considered in all their philosophical, scientific, and literary variety


I Kant, Goethe, and the Mechanization of the World-Picture -- II Five Decisive Years -- III Colours -- IV The Antinomy: Can the World be in My Head, Yet My Head be in The World? -- V Bien Etonnรฉs: Hegel and Schopenhauer As Partisans of Goethe's Theory of Colours -- VI Ethics -- VII Ethics and Metaphysics -- VIII The Paradox: Can God Commit Suicide? -- IX In Praise of Realim -- Endnotes

Philosophy History Epistemology Modern philosophy Ontology Philosophy and science Philosophy Philosophy of Science History general Modern Philosophy Ontology Epistemology


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