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Schopenhauer's Encounter with Indian ThoughtRepresentation and Will and Their Indian Parallels$
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Stephen Cross

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780824837358

Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016

DOI: 10.21313/hawaii/9780824837358.001.0001

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Schopenhauer and Indian Thought

Schopenhauer and Indian Thought

(p.217) Chapter Seventeen Schopenhauer and Indian Thought
Schopenhauer's Encounter with Indian Thought

Stephen Cross

University of Hawai'i Press

This concluding chapter summarizes the numerous affinities between Arthur Schopenhauer’s ideas and Indian thought. It first considers Schopenhauer’s belief that a notable resemblance existed between the epistemological idealism of Immanuel Kant, which provided the starting point for his own philosophy, and Indian ideas then becoming known to Europe concerning the illusory nature of empirical reality. It then discusses similarities between Schopenhauer’s doctrines of representation and will and the teachings of the Mādhyamika school within Buddhism and Advaita Vedānta within Hinduism. It also examines other interesting points of contact between Schopenhauer’s philosophy and Indian thought, including the doctrine of Two Truths, the concepts of śakti and dependent origination, karmic impressions, store-consciousness, formative forces, better consciousness or final denial of the will, the pure subject of knowing, and salvation.

Keywords:   will, Arthur Schopenhauer, Indian thought, empirical reality, representation, Mādhyamika school, Advaita Vedānta, better consciousness, will, knowing

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