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Schopenhauer's Aesthetics

Jerrold Levinson

in Contemplating Art: Essays in Aesthetics

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199206179
eISBN:
9780191709982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206179.003.0022
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This essay explores Schopenhauer's relationship to Kant, and stresses the extent to which the great pessimist's aesthetic philosophy relies on Kant's metaphysics even more than it does on Kant's ... More


The Pessimism Controversy

Frederick C. Beiser

in After Hegel: German Philosophy, 1840-1900

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691163093
eISBN:
9781400852536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691163093.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter examines the most intense philosophical controversies of the late nineteenth century: the Pessimismusstreit. According to some contemporary accounts, pessimism quickly overshadowed ... More


The Identity Crisis of Philosophy

Frederick C. Beiser

in After Hegel: German Philosophy, 1840-1900

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691163093
eISBN:
9781400852536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691163093.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter discusses the “identity crisis” suffered by philosophers beginning in the 1840s, the decade after Hegel's death. They could no longer define their discipline in the traditional terms ... More


The Negation of Hope

Alan Mittleman

in Hope in a Democratic Age: Philosophy, Religion, and Political Theory

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199297153
eISBN:
9780191700835
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297153.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Religion and Society

To consider hope as a virtue is a response, in part, to philosophical traditions that portray hope as something less; as either a mere emotion or even as a vice. This chapter argues that hope is a ... More


Towards A Comparative analysis: Four Case Studies

DUNCAN LARGE

in Nietzsche and Proust: A Comparative Study

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199242276
eISBN:
9780191714368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242276.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

In her book, Marcel Proust: Théories pour une esthétique, Anne Henry places Proust in the context of the whole tradition of 19th-century German idealist aesthetics and its French adherents. This ... More


Nietzsche's Emerging Internal Realism

Tsarina Doyle

in Nietzsche on Epistemology and Metaphysics: The World in View

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748628070
eISBN:
9780748652594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748628070.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter examines Friedrich Nietzsche's early writings. It argues that his later views regarding the perspectival yet objective character of our knowledge were present in an embryonic form in his ... More


Deaths in Venice: The Cases of Gustav von Aschenbach

Philip Kitcher

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162647
eISBN:
9780231536035
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162647.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This book provides a philosophical analysis of Thomas Mann's Death in Venice and connects the predicament of the novella's central character to Western thought's most compelling questions. The book ... More


Richard Wagner and Arthur Schopenhauer

Cóilín Owens

in James Joyce's Painful Case

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813031934
eISBN:
9780813038759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813031934.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter discusses Richard Wagner and Arthur Schopenhauer, two individuals (a writer and philosopher, respectively) whom Joyce was deeply attached to. It looks at one of Wagner's works, Tristan ... More


: Kant on Freedom of the Will

Henry E. Allison

in Essays on Kant

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199647033
eISBN:
9780191741166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199647033.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This essay discusses the various conceptions of freedom to be found in Kant's texts, analyzes the connection between them and Kant's moral theory and epistemology, explores the contrast between the ... More


Schopenhauer’s Musical Ecology

Holly Watkins

in Musical Vitalities: Ventures in a Biotic Aesthetics of Music

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226594705
eISBN:
9780226594842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226594842.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Philosophy of Music

Chapter 3, “Schopenhauer’s Musical Ecology,” takes its inspiration from the philosopher’s comparison of the registers of polyphonic musical textures (soprano, alto, tenor, and bass) to the “grades” ... More


Schopenhauer

Günter Zöller

in Music in German Philosophy: An Introduction

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226768373
eISBN:
9780226768397
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226768397.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter reports the biography of Arthur Schopenhauer and explores his particular thoughts on musical philosophy. Schopenhauer was born on February 22, 1788. With his philosophy in general, and ... More


Schopenhauer’s Pessimism in Light of His Evolving System

Sandra Shapshay

in Reconstructing Schopenhauer's Ethics: Hope, Compassion, and Animal Welfare

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190906801
eISBN:
9780190906832
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190906801.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter argues that the pessimistic doctrine that Schopenhauer does espouse is that (a) there is a preponderance of undeserved suffering in the world; (b) this is an extremely bad-making feature ... More


Wagner’s Philosophers

Philip Kitcher and Richard Schacht

in Finding an Ending: Reflections on Wagner’s Ring

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195183603
eISBN:
9780199850457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195183603.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Opera

According to Wagner’s autobiography entitled Mein Leben, Wagner made an effort to educate himself with concepts of philosophy because earlier, he took interest in this subject. This interest became ... More


Schopenhauer's Shadow, or Stephen as Philosophic Superman

Gerald Gillespie

in Bloomsday 100: Essays on Ulysses

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034027
eISBN:
9780813038162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034027.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

That James Joyce maintained an interest in the famous philosopher of pessimism and religious atheist, Arthur Schopenhauer, is clear from Schopenhauer's appearance in Finnegans Wake, in one of the ... More


Toward a Sonic Materialism

Christoph Cox

in Sonic Flux: Sound, Art, and Metaphysics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226543031
eISBN:
9780226543208
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226543208.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter points to the limitations of the prevailing aesthetic theories, and argues that the sonic arts require an alternative, materialist theory. Drawing from the sonic metaphysics of Arthur ... More


The Music of Tristan

ROGER SCRUTON

in Death-Devoted Heart: Sex and the Sacred in Wagner's Tristan and Isolde

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195166910
eISBN:
9780199863938
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195166910.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Opera

This chapter focuses on philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer's influence on the music of Tristan and Isolde. Wagner discovered the philosophy of Schopenhauer while conceiving the drama of Tristan and ... More


Becoming the Dada Body: Masks, Dance and Mime

Dafydd W. Jones

in Dada 1916 in Theory: Practices of Critical Resistance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781781380208
eISBN:
9781781381526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781380208.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

The performative aspects of Zurich Dada (without which the inaugural formation would surely have passed unnoticed in the middle of the First World War) constitute the central interest of chapter 2 – ... More


Schopenhauer’s Indian Sources: Buddhism

Stephen Cross

in Schopenhauer's Encounter with Indian Thought: Representation and Will and Their Indian Parallels

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824837358
eISBN:
9780824871048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824837358.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter considers the Indian sources of Arthur Schopenhauer’s knowledge of Buddhist ideas. It begins with a discussion of Schopenhauer’s earliest contacts with Buddhism through the ethnography ... More


Schopenhauer's Continental Progeny

Cóilín Owens

in James Joyce's Painful Case

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813031934
eISBN:
9780813038759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813031934.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter discusses the presence of four Continental writers who were themselves imaginatively engaged in “theologicophilological” questions. These indicate the presence of Arthur Schopenhauer ... More


Taceat Mulier in Theatro: Richard Strauss’s Guntram, Arthur Schopenhauer, and the Exorcism of the Voice

Adrian Daub

in Tristan's Shadow: Sexuality and the Total Work of Art after Wagner

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226082134
eISBN:
9780226082271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226082271.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Opera

This chapter describes Richard Strauss’s brief flirtation with Wagnerism, and the role his reception of Wagnerian theories of sex played in shaping the trajectory of his own opera composition. ... More


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