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Awful historical men give me life advice (part 2)

October 18, 2016

In part two of his reflection on canonical but awful figures in the history of philosophy, Matt further discusses the example of Arthur Schopenhauer. He shows how Schopenhauer's philosophical system contains a remedy, or at least the rudiments of one, for his own prejudicial views.

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Awful historical men give me life advice (part 1)

April 06, 2016

Many great moral thinkers were not particularly good people. What explains this paradox? And what does it entail for an education in ethics and moral philosophy? This week Matt sets out the basic issues in order to launch an ongoing series of reflections taking Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860) as his main case study.

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