Schopenhauer on Self, World and Morality

Vedantic and Non-Vedantic Perspectives

  • Arati Barua

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Schopenhauer, the Vedas and Vedantas: Self, World and Morality

  3. Schopenhauer, the Vedas and Vedantas: Schopenhauer and the Vedas

  4. Schopenhauer and Buddhism

  5. Schopenhauer and Tagore

  6. Schopenhauer, Wittgenstein and Aurobindo

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 167-184

About this book


This volume is a unique collection of philosophical essays on various aspects of Schopenhauer's understanding of the nature and character of the world through the classical philosophies of the Vedanta and Buddhism and classical and modern thinkers like Bhartṛhari, Tagore, and Wittgenstein. It includes reflective insights about Schopenhauer and the metaphysics of the world, the self, and morality from scholars who have pioneered the philosophical study of the relation between Schopenhauer and Indian schools of thoughts and intellectual history. This insightful volume is a good academic resource for further research in comparative philosophy of Schopenhauer and the Indian tradition. 

Praise for the Volume

Schopenhauer's metaphysics of the World Will stands out in the history of Western Philosophy as having the deepest affinity to Indian philosophical tradition. [The] contributions of this … volume … shed new light on this affinity and identify its roots in a shared morality of solidarity and compassion.
Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Dieter Birnbacher, Institut für Philosophie 
Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf

This rich and varied volume places Schopenhauer's thinking against the Asian and especially Indian background which he himself identified as the source of inspiration for much of his philosophy of the world and the self as will and representation.
Prof. Dr. Günter Zöller, Professor of Philosophy, University of Munich


Schopenhauer and Tagore Schopenhauer and Upanishadic views Schopenhauer and Buddhism Wittgenstein and Schopenhauer Oupnek’hat Miri pessimism to optimism in Schopenhauer's philosophy meaning of life Aurobindo and Schopenhauer Schopenhauer and Indian philosophy Schopenhauer and the Advaita Vendanta monism of the Will world as representation of the Will Bhartrhari’s metaphysics German Idealism aesthetics

Editors and affiliations

  • Arati Barua
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyDeshbandhu CollegeNew DelhiIndia

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