Is a dictionary of philosophy necessary for reading Schopenhauer? I heard that he refused to use jargon and tried to write very clear.
2It depends on how many words you already know, but he is generally accessible. It may help to know something of Kant. Did you try reading Schopenhauer?– ConifoldMar 26, 2019 at 20:48
1This may help you: en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/…– GordonMar 26, 2019 at 23:08
1i'd say a good dictionary is probably enough. It is for most philosophers, and saves a lot of time.– user20253Mar 27, 2019 at 10:47
Is a normal dictionary enough (not a philosophy one)? E.g. The Oxford American Dictionary.– Populară SălajMar 27, 2019 at 14:43
Try to read the book on its self.
If there are some unknown words, try to look it up on Oxford Dictionaries.
Me as a beginner in the philosophical literature, it helps a lot.
But you have to always count with the fact, that there might be some words, that do not officially exist or are a little bit different in the context of what you are reading.
The summary is, you will find most of the words there, but not all of them.
So you suggest me to use a simple english dictionary, not a philosophy one? Mar 27, 2019 at 14:41
@PopularăSălaj I suggest that you might want to try the web dictionary, which is free and contains the same content as their philosophy one. It is not only a simple dictionary because it contains the content of all their printed dictionaries. Mar 27, 2019 at 14:50
I recommend on the technical side:
Historical Dictionary of Schopenhauer's Philosophy (Historical Dictionaries of Religions, Philosophies, and Movements Series) David E. Cartwright ISBN 10: 0810853248 / ISBN 13: 9780810853249 Published by Scarecrow Press, 2004
Easily available in US & UK. The Oxford English Dictionary in any of its versions should be adequate on the non-technical side.