Books by Arthur Schopenhauer
Interviews where books by Arthur Schopenhauer were recommended
The essay format allows the author to develop ideas but add a personal touch, says the popular philosopher Alain de Botton. Here, he chooses his favourite essay collections
Arthur Schopenhauer was a German philosopher who held a deeply pessimistic view of the world. He was also, among other things, a misogynist. And yet, he made important contributions to a number of areas of philosophy and had a deep influence on other philosophers. He wrote in a clear style that gained him a wide readership among non-philosophers as well. David Bather Woods, a Schopenhauer expert at the University of Warwick, talks us through his choice of books on the life and work of this remarkable thinker.
On the Sublime
A Philosophical Enquiry into the Sublime and Beautiful
by Edmund Burke
Critique of the Power of Judgement
by Immanuel Kant
The World as Will and Representation
by Arthur Schopenhauer
The Sublime: A Study of Critical Theories in XVIII-Century England
by Samuel Monk
Whenever we go in search of rugged landscapes, thundering waterfalls or awesome vistas, we are in search of ‘the sublime’—an aesthetic quality that has been the subject of significant philosophical, artistic and psychological study. Here, philosopher Robert Clewis talks us through the landmark studies of the sublime, and makes some recommendations for those seeking introductory books on the subject.