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Schopenhauer: World as Will and Representation

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Lecture

In this module, we provide a brief introduction to Schopenhauer’s philosophy—the fact that “life… is really constant suffering, or at any rate… a business that does not cover the cost.”

Course

In this course, Professor Chris Janaway (University of Southampton) explores the philosophy of Arthur Schopenhauer, focusing in particular on his World as Will and Representation. After a brief introduction to Schopenhauer’s philosophy in general and to World as Will and Representation specifically in the first and second modules, the course then considers three aspects of Schopenhauer’s philosophy in more detail.

Lecturer

Professor Christopher Janaway is a Professor of Philosophy at the University of Southampton. Before moving to Southampton in 2005, Chris Janaway taught at Birkbeck, University of London and at the University of Sydney. He was principal investigator on the Arts and Humanities Research Council-funded research project Nietzsche and Modern Moral Philosophy (2007-2010) and is general editor of a new translation of Schopenhauer's works with Cambridge University Press.

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Janaway, C. (2018, August 15). Schopenhauer: World as Will and Representation - Introduction [Video]. MASSOLIT. https://www.massolit.io/courses/schopenhauer-world-as-will-and-representation/introduction-a9409172-76b7-40da-9a39-348db12d6f5d

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Janaway, Chris. "Schopenhauer: World as Will and Representation – Introduction." MASSOLIT, uploaded by MASSOLIT, 15 Aug 2018, https://www.massolit.io/courses/schopenhauer-world-as-will-and-representation/introduction-a9409172-76b7-40da-9a39-348db12d6f5d