Science and Philosophy

Schopenhauer’s Broken World-View

Colours and Ethics between Kant and Goethe

Authors: Lauxtermann, P.F.

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Schopenhauer's philosophy, at first sight so beautifully rounded, upon analysis reveals itself as the secret arena of two conflicting world-views. The present analysis considers the conflict by confronting Schopenhauer as a `disciple-of-sorts of Kant' with Schopenhauer as `Goethe's one-time collaborator on the theory of colour'. Here the two meet over profound issues which the Scientific Revolution of the 17th century has ineluctably put before us: what is the right level at which to apprehend nature; what is the proper foundation for a consistent ethics; how (if at all) to arrive at a unified conception of a world broken by modern science?
In this deeply-delving, lucidly written, humane and erudite study, the history of philosophical currents is blended with history of science, with history of ideas generally, and (to elucidate relevant portions of Schopenhauer's biography and intellectual and social environment) with German history too. The analysis, while benefiting from the scholarly literature, is grounded primarily in original research among the collected works of Schopenhauer, Kant and Goethe, considered in all their philosophical, scientific, and literary variety.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Lauxtermann, Paul F. H.

    Pages 1-7

  • Kant, Goethe, and the Mechanization of the World-Picture

    Lauxtermann, Paul F. H.

    Pages 9-40

  • Five Decisive Years

    Lauxtermann, Paul F. H.

    Pages 41-52

  • Colours

    Lauxtermann, Paul F. H.

    Pages 53-82

  • The Antinomy: Can the World be in My Head, Yet My Head be in the World?

    Lauxtermann, Paul F. H.

    Pages 83-116

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Schopenhauer’s Broken World-View
Book Subtitle
Colours and Ethics between Kant and Goethe
Authors
Series Title
Science and Philosophy
Series Volume
10
Copyright
2000
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-015-9369-4
DOI
10.1007/978-94-015-9369-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-6585-3
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-5566-8
Series ISSN
0924-4697
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 292
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