Schopenhauer and Gotama on life's suffering

Ryan, Christopher (2017) Schopenhauer and Gotama on life's suffering. In: The Palgrave Schopenhauer Handbook. Palgrave Handbooks in German Idealism . Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 373-394. ISBN 9783319629476

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This chapter defends the view that Arthur Schopenhauer and Siddhattha Gotama were unquestionably pessimistic philosophers, insofar as they converged in locating the source of life’s suffering within the person rather than the external world. However, in the process of outlining the significant continuities between their respective phenomenological analyses of life’s suffering, the chapter detects an important divergence between them. This stems from their contrasting metaphysical positions, and ultimately impacts upon their respective interpretations of the significance of life’s suffering, as well as their proposed solutions to it.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: suffering; Buddhism; Schopenhauer, Arthur, 1788-1860; Siddhattha Gotama
Subjects: 100 Philosophy & psychology > 190 Modern western philosophy
Department: School of Social Professions
Depositing User: Christopher Ryan
Date Deposited: 06 Aug 2020 14:58
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2020 14:58
URI: http://repository.londonmet.ac.uk/id/eprint/5910

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