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Schopenhauer's Encounter with Indian Thought – Representation and Will and Their Indian Parallels - Hawaii Scholarship Online
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Schopenhauer's Encounter with Indian Thought: Representation and Will and Their Indian Parallels

Stephen Cross


This book examines Arthur Schopenhauer’s encounter with Indian thought in the context of the intellectual climate of early nineteenth-century Europe. It discusses the two main pillars of Schopenhauer’s system in relation to broadly comparable ideas found, in the case of Hindu thought, in Advaita Vedānta, and within Buddhism in the Mādhyamika and Yogācāra schools. The second main pillar of Schopenhauer’s system, the doctrine of the world as will, is examined and its relationship to Indian thought explored. This book breaks new ground, for although the similarity of Schopenhauer’s ethical and so ... More

Keywords: will, Arthur Schopenhauer, final reality, store-consciousness, Indian thought, Hindu thought, Buddhism, karmic impressions, Indian religions

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780824837358
Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016 DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824837358.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stephen Cross, author
Royal Asiatic Society

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