By Frederick C. Beiser
Weltschmerz is a examine of the pessimism that ruled German philosophy within the moment 1/2 the 19th century. Pessimism was once primarily the speculation that lifestyles isn't worthy residing. This concept was once brought into German philosophy through Schopenhauer, whose philosophy grew to become very talked-about within the 1860s. Frederick C. Beiser examines the serious and lengthy controversy that arose from Schopenhauer's pessimism, which replaced the schedule of philosophy in Germany clear of the good judgment of the sciences and towards an exam of the price of lifestyles. He examines the main defenders of pessimism (Philipp Mainlander, Eduard von Hartmann and Julius Bahnsen) and its leader critics, particularly Eugen Duhring and the neo-Kantians. The pessimism dispute of the second one 1/2 the century has been principally neglected in secondary literature and this e-book is a primary try out because the Eighties to re-evaluate it and to research the $64000 philosophical concerns raised through it. The dispute involved the main basic philosophical factor of all of them: no matter if lifestyles is worthy living.