Bryan Magee. Abstract. There are unusual reasons why Schopenhauer’s philosophy is important. Retaining from Kant the distinction between the noumenal and. This is a revised and enlarged version of Bryan Magee’s widely praised study of Schopenhauer, the most comprehensive book on this great. I’m reading Bryan Magee’s Confessions of a Philosopher. He’s been talking up Schopenhauer throughout the book. I finally got to the part.

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We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. You can ask questions of people with better eyesight. Quotes from The Philosophy of About Bryan Magee Brian Magee is a noted philosopher, writer, critic, and broadcaster. Schopenhauer believed, along with a great many other people then and since, that Kant’s most important insight was that what we human beings can think, perceive, know, experience, or be aware of in any way at all depends not only on what the reality is with which we have to deal but also on the apparatus we have for doing those things — our human bodies with their senses, nervous systems and brains.

That doesn’t stop us making progress. For this new edition Magee has added three new chapters and made many minor revisions and corrections throughout. This site uses cookies to recognize users and allow us to analyse site usage.


It’s not obvious why it’s false. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Brian Magee is a noted philosopher, writer, critic, and broadcaster. End Matter Appendix Index.

Wagner had already expressed this longing for nothingness in The Flying Dutchman ; and he had already preached the redemptive power of music. A very carefully researched book, which I read avidly and greatly enjoyed.

The first part is rather straightforwardly concerned with the exposition of Schopenhauer’s philosophy, beginning with a mandatory synopsis of the Kantian revolution in philosophy, and only then proceeding to Schopenhauer’s extension and completion of the same.

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The Philosophy of Schopenhauer – Paperback – Bryan Magee – Oxford University Press

If you think you don’t like Schopenhauer, this book may change your mind. Feb 17, David rated it it was amazing. To have complete access to the thousands of philosophy articles on this site, please.

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Magee’s most important influence on society remains his efforts to make philosophy accessible to the layman. Oxford University Press If only we could free ourselves from its thrall! Classical, Early, and Medieval Prose and Writers: I’m not sure I agree with his worldview, but it is certainly a gripping one. One of the first maagee he actually says about Schopenhauer’s ideas, on pageis: Inventing the Spectator Joseph Harris.


Curiosity – Schopenhauer, Kant, Magee

The compensation is that his own excitement is communicated to the reader. Compassion was therefore another way of schopfnhauer the fetters of the ruthless Will that operates in the noumenal world. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

It contains a brief biography of Schopenhauer, a systematic exposition of his thought, and a critical discussion of the problems to which it gives rise and of its influence on a wide range of thinkers and artists. Feuerbach also held that all religions are man-made: Hamlyn – – Philosophy 59 Bibliographic Information Print publication date: And all the while you could have just turned off all of your electronics for the Sabbath and maranthon’d through Magee’s Schopenhauer.

The Philosophy of Schopenhauer

Magee is such a schopemhauer writer, and explains the views of Schopenhauer so well. What do you think? This is my commentary on the book.

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