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How can there be idealism without God?

In Berkeley's idealism God holds the world together, enabling us to avoid chaos and experience a shared, orderly reality. But Schopenhauer is an idealist and an atheist. How can we then explain the ...
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Why should we consider Wittgenstein a Schopenhauerian idealist?

About the Tractatus, while explaining the similarities and differences between Wittgenstein and Kant with regard to the metaphysics, on the one hand (both track limits, according to which we cannot ...
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Can anyone tell me if I interpreted Schopenhauers ethic correctly?

May anyone please help me if I interpreted Schopenhauers ethics correctly/have forgotten something important: "Important for the ethics of schopenhauer is the egoism - because you see yourself as the ...
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How does Nietzsche's last man refuse life?

The way Nietzsche talks about the last man suggests that they are concerned with making life more bearable, and not much else. A little poison now and then: that makes for pleasant dreams. And ...
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What does Schopenhauer mean by 'A man can do what he wants, but not want what he wants'?

I first encountered the bolded quote on p 80, Philosophy: A Complete Introduction (2012) by Prof Sharon Kaye (MA PhD in Philosophy, U. Toronto), part of Chapter 6 on Thomas Hobbes, Rousseau, free ...
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In which sense Wittgenstein criticizes Schopenhauer's WILL?

In the Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus, the section 6.53 may be treated as "a criticism of Schopenhauer's Will". As far as I understood there is also another concept involved: the russellian idea that ...
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Which translation of “On the Fourfold Root of the Principle of Sufficient Reason” would you recommend?

What translation of Schopenhauer's On the Fourfold Root of the Principle of Sufficient Reason do most philosophers in the English speaking world use? Is is the EFJ Payne one?
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Why does Wittgenstein say Schopenhauer has a crude mind?

"Schopenhauer has got quite a crude mind. Where real depth begins, his ends." What does Wittgenstein mean by this?
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What are some counterarguments to Schopenhauer's refutation of free will?

The following slogan often attributed to Schopenhauer "A man can do as he will, but not will as he will" [so there is no free will] — quoted by Albert Einstein in "Mein Weltbild" (1931) has ...
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What is subject in the world as will and representation?

Book 1 section 2 of The World As Will And Representation begins with the words: That which knows all things and is known by none is the subject. It is accordingly the supporter of the world, the ...
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Suicide versus the Will to Live

Schopenhauer's idea of Will to Live was this idea that love is a tool used by life to reproduce children. He then said that people with whom we are likely to make the most "well-balanced" children ...
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How can one interpret impenetrability in Schopenhauer?

In Schopenhauers Die Welt, he writes: How early again was this truth recognised by the wise men of India, appearing indeed as the fundamental tenet of the Vedanta philosophy as ascribed to Vyasa, ...
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Schopenhauer and Maya

Schopenhauer in Die Welt refers to the Vedanta in Die Welt; and in one specific passage he declares: 'It is Maya, the veil of deception, which blinds the eyes of mortals and makes them behold a ...
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Schopenhauer and space-time

Consider the following, fairly famous statement (amongst the cognoscenti of natural philosophy) of Minkowski, a collaborator of Einsteins on the new conception of space and time that Einsteins theory ...
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Is a world of only time a world without intelligible order? [closed]

We live in a world of three spatial dimensions and one of time; what this means is now obvious given the extent science and mathematics has entered popular discourse. Whenever we have a number we ...
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What does Schopenhauer mean by etiology?

Schopenhauer in Will and Representation writes: What is the use of explanations that ultimately refer us to something whose inner nature is quite as unknown as the thing we started with? Do we in ...
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Looking for an antithesis to Schopenhauer

I'm looking for someone who can give me the name of a thinker who says the complete opposite to Schopenhauer (on the same subject). I'm about to read "Die Welt als Wille und Vorstellung" or at least ...
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Is it arguable that philosophy is a crucial ingredient to a theory of mind?

I do not mean that there are philosophical positions on the theory of mind (as there most certainly are), but that philosophising must be part of the theory of mind, with a natural 'osmotic' unwilled ...
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How valid is Nietzsche's critique of Buddhism?

According to a paper titled Nietzsche's Reception of Buddhist Psychology With Constant Reference to Christianity by McDonald (2012), given at a conference in Copenhagen, Nietzsche's work contains 158 ...