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This section features articles from the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy and the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy. The SEP is probably the most comprehensive online philosophy resource. It features in-depth articles on a huge number of philosophical topics, however, it is aimed at an academic audience and may be too detailed and technical for beginners. The IEP is generally more beginner-friendly but is also considered to be less reliable. Wikipedia is also an option, but it is much less reliable than either of these.
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy
This section features short articles written by professional philosophers and aimed at a general audience. These articles are ideal for anyone looking for a shorter or more beginner-friendly introduction to Schopenhauer than the encyclopedia articles listed above.
American Philosophical Association Blog
- For Schopenhauer, happiness is a state of semi-satisfaction
- How Schopenhauer’s thought can illuminate a midlife crisis
The Times Literary Supplement
This section features episodes from leading philosophy podcasts. These are also aimed at a general audience and are a good option for beginners who prefer audio content.
In Our Time
The Partially Examined Life
- Schopenhauer: “The World Is Will”
- Schopenhauer on Reading, Writing, and Thinking
- Schopenhauer on Music with Guest Jonathan Segel
Short Videos (<30 mins)
This section features short videos aimed at beginners.
Academy of Ideas
- Introduction to Schopenhauer – The World as Will
- Introduction to Schopenhauer: Schopenhauer’s Ethics
Lectures/Longer Videos (>30 mins)
This section features longer videos and lectures.
See this list of the best books on Schopenhauer.
See this page for a selection of key quotes by Schopenhauer.
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