New: Essay collection on Schopenhauer’s Philosophy of Value


Wiley-Blackwell has just published a new collection of essays, edited by Alex Neill and Christopher Janaway, entitled Better Consciousness: Schopenhauer’s Philosophy of Value. The collection focuses on “Schopenhauer’s aesthetics and ethics and their contemporary relevance.” The table of contents is copied below, and Blackwell has posted a PDF of Christopher Janaway’s chapter, which you can access for free by clicking here.

Table of Contents:

  1. Schopenhauer’s Philosophy of Value (Christopher Janaway, University of Southampton, UK and Alex Neill, University of Southampton, UK).
  2. Back to Truth: Knowledge and Pleasure in the Aesthetics of Schopenhauer (Paul Guyer, University of Pennsylvania, USA).
  3. Aesthetic Experience in Schopenhauer’s Metaphysics of Will (Alex Neill, University of Southampton, UK).
  4. Schopenhauer on Aesthetic Understanding and the Values of Art (Bart Vandenabeele, Universiteit Gent, Belgium).
  5. Poetic Intuition and the Bounds of Sense: Metaphor and Metonymy in Schopenhauer’s Philosophy (Sandra Shapshay, Indiana University – Bloomington, USA).
  6. Life is but a mirror: On the connection between ethics, metaphysics and character in Schopenhauer (Matthias Koßler, Johannes-Gutenberg Universität, Germany).
  7. Knowledge and Selflessness: Schopenhauer and the Paradox of Reflection (Bernard Reginster, Brown University, USA).
  8. Natural Beauty and Optimism in Schopenhauer’s Aesthetics (Robert Wicks, University of Auckland, New Zealand).
  9. Compassion and Solidarity with Sufferers: The Metaphysics of Mitleid (David E. Cartwright, University of Wisconsin – Whitewater , USA).
  10. Schopenhauer’s Politics: Ethics, Jurisprudence and The State (Julian Young, University of Auckland, New Zealand).
  11. Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, Death and Salvation (Neil Jordan, Godalming, UK).

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