Schopenhauer’s pessimism (ethical point of view)

Schopenhauer’s pessimism (ethical point of view)

Interpreting Schopenhauer’s Philosophy of Pessimism
Schopenhauer and Kant – his evaluation of Kant and his ethics, and idealism
Schopenhauer and Hegel – criticism of Hegel and temporary philosophy
Willing and Suffering
The life of suffering
The will as essence
The life of willing
Leibniz’s best of all possible worlds
Schopenhauer and Leibniz
The worst of all possible worlds
Schopenhauer on compassion
Original goodness and original sin
Eternal Justice
The metaphysics of eternal justice
Problems and solutions
Eternal justice as a justification for suffering

Optimism and Pessimism in Schopenhauer’s Ethics of Salvation
Stoicism and the failure of eudaemonism
Negation of the will-to-life
Schopenhauer on character (Freud – Schopenhauer)
Transcendental freedom of Will
Salvation as optimistic or pessimistic (suicide)
Salvation as neither optimistic nor pessimistic

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The World as Will and Representation, Vols. I and II., trans. in english E. F. J. Payne, Dover Publications, New York, 1969.
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Kant’s, Hegel’s, Leibnitz’ works

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