Head, JM (2020) Speculation and Esotericism in Schopenhauer's Philosophy. Il Pensare - Rivisita Di Filosofia, 9. ISSN 2280-8566

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This paper considers the question of the speculative nature of Schopenhauer’s philosophy. In order to illuminate this issue, aspects of his conception of the aims and methods of philosophy will be investigated, with a particular focus upon the extent to which his system lies within the philosophical esoteric tradition. It will be argued that Schopenhauer’s works recognisably stand in the tradition of pedagogical esotericism, involving engagement in reflection that at least touches upon the mystical and speculative.

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Additional Information: The final accepted version of this article can be found online along with all relevant information at; http://www.ilpensare.net/il-pensare-n92019-il-mondo-come-volonta-e-rappresentazione-200-anni-dopo-temi-e-prospettive/
Uncontrolled Keywords: Schopenhauer, metaphilosophy, esotericism, mysticism, rationalism
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BC Logic
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BD Speculative Philosophy
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Humanities
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2020 10:28
Last Modified: 25 Mar 2022 01:30
URI: https://eprints.keele.ac.uk/id/eprint/7470

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