On the Basis of Morality

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Hackett Publishing, 1998 - Philosophy - 226 pages
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This edition originally published by Berghahn Books.

Schopenhauer's treatise on ethics is presented here in E. F. J. Payne's definitive translation, based on the Hubscher edition (Wiesbaden, 1946-1950). This edition includes an Introduction by David Cartwright, a translator's preface, biographical note, selected bibliography, and an index. For convenient reference to passages in Kant's work discussed by Schopenhauer, Academy edition numbers have been added.


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Arthur Schopenhauer was a German philosopher whose work was a reaction to Hegelian idealism and constitutes one of the pillars of Western pessimist thought. He is the author of such seminal texts as Parerga and Paralipomena, The Wisdom of Life, and The World as Will and Representation.

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