Im Schatten Schopenhauers: Nietzsche, Deussen und Freud

Atzert, Stephan Im Schatten Schopenhauers: Nietzsche, Deussen und Freud. Edited by Matthias Kossler and Dieter Birnbacher Wurzburg, Germany: Verlag Königshausen & Neumann, 2015.

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Author Atzert, Stephan
Title Im Schatten Schopenhauers: Nietzsche, Deussen und Freud
Translated title in Schopenhauer's Shadow: Nietzsche, Deussen und Freud
Language of Title ger
Place of Publication Wurzburg, Germany
Publisher Verlag Königshausen & Neumann
Publication year 2015
Sub-type Research book (original research)
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 19
Series Beiträge zur Philosophie Schopenhauers
ISBN 9783826058110
Language ger
Editor Matthias Kossler
Dieter Birnbacher
Start page 1
End page 210
Total number of pages 210
Collection year 2016
Abstract/Summary This study examines how Friedrich Nietzsche, Paul Deussen, and Sigmund Freud adopted and adapted essential elements of the philosophy of Arthur Schopenhauer. First, Nietzsche's critique of Schopenhauer's ethics of compassion is examined, along with its premises. Then, the distortions to which Deussen subjected Schopenhauer's philosophy are described; through these distortions Deussen, the friend of Nietzsche and founder of the Schopenhauer Society, sought, in the guise of the orthodox disciple, to justify philosophically a protestant Christ-image. Finally, Freud's borrowing of content and structure from Schopenhauer's writings are highlighted, and, among other things, his use of these to name and interpret depth-psychological phenomena. In doing so, his role in the history of ideas as the actual heir of Schopenhauer is emphasised. Nietzsche, Deussen, and Freud developed their respective approaches with reference to Schopenhauer's philosophy, without which they could not have come to their reflections. In this sense they stand in the shadow of Schopenhauer.
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