Single Idea 21926

[catalogued under 7. Existence / D. Theories of Reality / 2. Reality]

Full Idea

Schopenhauer radically departs from his fellow idealists in his assertion of the irrational character of reality.

Gist of Idea

Schopenhauer, unlike other idealists, says reality is irrational


report of Arthur Schopenhauer (The World as Will and Idea [1819]) by Peter B. Lewis - Schopenhauer 4

Book Reference

Lewis, Peter B.: 'Schopenhauer' [Reaktion Books 2012], p.96

A Reaction

This is the rejection of the original confidence about rationality of the stoics. And yet Schopenauer saw the principle of sufficient reason as axiomatic. Not sure how to reconcile those. Lewis identifies this idea as 'Romantic'.