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Autor: Ulrich Pothast
ISBN-13: 9781433102868
Einband: Buch
Seiten: 246
Gewicht: 484 g
Format: 233x158x20 mm
Sprache: Englisch

The Metaphysical Vision

Arthur Schopenhauer's Philosophy of Art and Life and Samuel Beckett's Own Way to Make Use of It
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The Author: Ulrich Pothast is Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at Hannover University of Music and Drama. He received his Ph.D. in philosophy from Heidelberg University, where he later taught, and has also taught at Bielefeld University. Pothast has been a Visiting Fellow at Princeton University and Columbia University, a Research Associate at U.C. Berkeley, and a Fellow of Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin (Institute of Advanced Study Berlin). He is the author of many books including Die Unzulänglichkeit der Freiheitsbeweise (1980) and Lebendige Vernünftigkeit (1998). His Die eigentlich metaphysische Tätigkeit (1982) presented the first comprehensive account of Samuel Beckett's use and transformation of Schopenhauerian philosophical notions in his criticism as well as his literary oeuvre.
The Metaphysical Vision: Arthur Schopenhauer's Philosophy of Art and Life and Samuel Beckett's Own Way to Make Use of It expands upon the ideas and theories set forth in the author's Die eigentlich metaphysische Tätigkeit: Über Schopenhauers Ästhetik und ihre Anwendung durch Samuel Beckett, published (in German) in 1982 and hailed by Catharina Wulf in her book The Imperative of Narration (1997) as an «excellent study» and «the most thorough enquiry into Beckett and Schopenhauer.» In the last years of the twentieth century, new documents regarding Samuel Beckett's reading and thinking, especially important notebooks and letters, have become accessible to scholars. These documents show much more clearly than could ever be demonstrated previously that Beckett had a strong, lifelong interest in Schopenhauer's philosophy. There is no other philosopher to whom Beckett refers more often in his personal comments throughout the years of his writing up to his seventies; no other philosopher whose view of life and the world comes closer to the image of human existence we find in Samuel Beckett's literary work. The striking similarity in matters of world view and human life, and especially the evidence obtained from Beckett's previously unknown notebooks and letters, call for a close systematic study of the Beckett-Schopenhauer relationship. Due to its comprehensiveness and in-depth approach, The Metaphysical Vision is, and will be for many years to come, what its forerunner was for more than two decades: the most thorough enquiry into Beckett and Schopenhauer.
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Autor: Ulrich Pothast
The Author: Ulrich Pothast is Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at Hannover University of Music and Drama. He received his Ph.D. in philosophy from Heidelberg University, where he later taught, and has also taught at Bielefeld University. Pothast has been a Visiting Fellow at Princeton University and Columbia University, a Research Associate at U.C. Berkeley, and a Fellow of Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin (Institute of Advanced Study Berlin). He is the author of many books including Die Unzulänglichkeit der Freiheitsbeweise (1980) and Lebendige Vernünftigkeit (1998). His Die eigentlich metaphysische Tätigkeit (1982) presented the first comprehensive account of Samuel Beckett's use and transformation of Schopenhauerian philosophical notions in his criticism as well as his literary oeuvre.

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Autor: Ulrich Pothast
ISBN-13 :: 9781433102868
ISBN: 1433102862
Erscheinungsjahr: 26.08.2008
Verlag: Lang, Peter
Gewicht: 484g
Seiten: 246
Sprache: Englisch
Sonstiges: Buch, 233x158x20 mm