Philosophy Bites
Philosophy Bites
Edmonds and Warburton
David Bather Woods on Schopenhauer on Compassion
24 minutes Posted Jan 10, 2021 at 8:08 am.
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Arthur Schopenhauer is best known for the deep pessimism of his book The World as Will and Representation. Here we focus on a slightly less pessimistic aspect of his philosophy: his views on compassion. Very unusually for an early nineteenth century thinker, he was influenced here by his reading of Indian philosophy. David Bather Woods is the interviewee.

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