Idealistic Studies 22 (3):243-244 (1992)

Abstract
Seldom does one encounter a truly fresh and profound interpretation of a prominent past philosopher. Julian Young’s book on Schopenhauer is an exception of this kind. Schopenhauer has been unjustifiably and mysteriously neglected and underrated by contemporary philosophers in the English-speaking world. While it is consequently somewhat easier to break now ground in a study of his work than that of other philosophers of comparable status, the fact should not detract from Young’s achievement. For not only is Willing and Unwilling highly original, it also creates a genuine dialogue with Schopenhauer. Neither concerned to score scholarly points at the expense of a long-deceased thinker who cannot reply on his own behalf, nor to provide yet another opportunity for genuflecting before a “great man,” Young is clearly interested in showing us what is alive in Schopenhauer’s thought, what is relevant, what is ripe for harvesting, what has been previously misunderstood or overlooked.
Keywords Continental Philosophy  History of Philosophy
Categories (categorize this paper)
ISBN(s) 0046-8541
DOI 10.5840/idstudies199222336
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 70,307
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Willing and Unwilling.Christopher Janaway - 1992 - International Studies in Philosophy 24 (1):151-152.
Spin Doctors.Michael Loughlin - 2010 - The Philosophers' Magazine 51 (51):68-73.
Evolutionary Ethics and Biologically Supportable Morality.Michael Byron - 1999 - Proceedings of Twentieth World Congress of Philosophy, PAIDEIA: Philosophy Educating Humanity.
Morality and Evolution by Group Selection.Michael Byron - 1999 - Http://Www.Bu.Edu/Wcp/Papers/TEth/TEthByro.Htm.
Environmental Risk Problems and the Language of Ethics.W. Michael Hoffman - 1995 - Business Ethics Quarterly 5 (4):699-711.
Probabilistic Proofs and Transferability.Kenny Easwaran - 2009 - Philosophia Mathematica 17 (3):341-362.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2011-02-21

Total views
26 ( #439,230 of 2,507,777 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
1 ( #416,820 of 2,507,777 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes