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Weltschmerz: Pessimism in German Philosophy, 1860-1900

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Weltschmerz is a study of the pessimism that dominated German philosophy in the second half of the nineteenth century. Pessimism was essentially the theory that life is not worth living. This theory was introduced into German philosophy by Schopenhauer, whose philosophy became very fashionable in the 1860s. Frederick C. Beiser examines the intense and long controversy that arose from Schopenhauer's pessimism, which changed the agenda of philosophy in Germany away from the logic of the sciences and toward an examination of ...

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Weltschmerz: Pessimism in German Philosophy, 1860-1900
2018, Oxford University Press, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780198822653

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Weltschmerz: Pessimism in German Philosophy, 1860-1900
2016, Oxford University Press, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780198768715

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