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Basis of Morality

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ISBN-10: 0486446530

ISBN-13: 9780486446530

Edition: 2005

Authors: Arthur Schopenhauer, Arthur Brodrick Bullock

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Persuasive and humane, this classic offers Schopenhauer's fullest examination of ethical themes. A defiance of Kant's ethics of duty, it proclaims compassion as the basis of morality and outlines a perspective on ethics in which passion and desire correspond to different moral characters, behaviors, and worldviews.
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List price: $8.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Dover Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/20/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.330
Language: English

Arthur Schopenhauer traveled in childhood throughout Europe and lived for a time in Goethe's Weimar, where his mother had established a salon that attracted many of Europe's leading intellectuals. As a young man, Schopenhauer studied at the University of Gottingen and in Berlin, where he attended the lectures of Fichte and Schleiermacher. Schopenhauer's first work was The Fourfold Root of the Principle of Sufficient Reason (1813), followed by a treatise on the physiology of perception, On Vision and Colors (1816). When Schopenhauer wrote his principal work, The World as Will and Idea (1819), he was confident that it was a work of great importance that would soon win him fame, but in this he…    

Translator's Preface to the Second Edition
Translator's Preface to the First Edition
Translator's Introduction
The Question
The Problem
General Retrospect
Critique of Kant's Basis of Ethics
Preliminary Remarks
On the Imperative Form of the Kantian Ethics
On the Assumption of Duties Towards Ourselves in Particular
On the Basis of the Kantian Ethics
On the Leading Principle of the Kantian Ethics
On the Derived Forms of the Leading Principle of the Kantian Ethics
Kant's Doctrine of Conscience
Kant's Doctrine of the Intelligible and Empirical Character. Theory of Freedom
Fichte's Ethics as a Magnifying Glass for the Errors of the Kantian
The Founding of Ethics
Conditions of the Problem
Sceptical View
Antimoral Incentives
Criterion of Actions of Moral Worth
Statement and Proof of the Only True Moral Incentive
The Virtue of Justice
The Virtue of Loving-Kindness
The Proof Now Given Confirmed by Experience
On the Ethical Difference of Character
On the Metaphysical Explanation of the Primal Ethical Phaenomenon
How This Appendix Must Be Understood
The Metaphysical Groundwork
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