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On Schopenhauer's Fourfold Root of the Principle of Sufficient Reason (Philosophy of History and Culture, Vol 8) Hardcover – December 1, 1991

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Product Details

  • Series: Philosophy of History and Culture (Book 8)
  • Hardcover: 184 pages
  • Publisher: Brill Academic Pub (December 1, 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9004095438
  • ISBN-13: 978-9004095434
  • Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 0.8 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,928,697 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'F.C. White has written a well-argued sensible book which will introduce students to a wide range of demanding issues. As such, his work is a contribution to the growing upgrading of German philosophy in the Anglophone world.' Wayne Hudson, Australian Journal of Philosophy, 1995.

About the Author

F.C. White read classics and moral sciences at Cambridge. After teaching Greek and Latin for several years, he spent some time as a senior lecturer in philosophy and education, and then completed his Ph.D. on Plato. He is at present reader in philosophy in the University of Tasmania. He has published two previous books, Plato's Theory of Particulars and Knowledge and Relativism, and has contributed over forty articles to philosophical and classical journals.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By henning rasmussen on December 28, 2002
Format: Hardcover
I read this book after Schopenhauer's Fourfold Root after accidentally finding it in a library. It's a shame it costs so much, it's actually quite good. White basically presents Schopenhauer's arguments in the order Schopenhauer presents them, and proceeds to critique them in a fair and reasonable manner. While White puts holes in many of Schopenhauer's arguments, he also shows the merit in others, and the author's knowledge of contemporary physics and mathematics lends to the quality of the discussion towards the end of the book. While I would have to dig through notes to find them, I remember the author having a great many points which I found insightful into Schopenhauer's philosophy - he does not just present the arguments and give his critique in a mundane way like many Kant scholars, but instead allows Schopenhauer's text to remain contemporarily relevant and plausible in many areas, while not completely giving in to Schopenhauer's epistemology.
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