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WeltschmerzPessimism in German Philosophy, 1860–1900$
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Frederick C. Beiser

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780198768715

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2016

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198768715.001.0001

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Mainländer’s Philosophy of Redemption

Mainländer’s Philosophy of Redemption

(p.201) 9 Mainländer’s Philosophy of Redemption

Frederick C. Beiser

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This chapter is a general introduction to the philosophy of Philipp Mainlӓnder, who was the most pessimistic philosopher of his age. He taught that suicide is the only consistent and correct conclusion to draw from Schopenhauer’s doctrine; and to his credit, he lived up to this extreme doctrine: he hung himself when he was only 34 years old. The chapter discusses Mainlӓnder’s philosophical development and the central concepts in his philosophy, viz., redemption, idealism, individual, the death of God, virginity, theory of the state.

Keywords:   Philipp Mainlӓnder, death of God, death wish, deliverance, redemption, will to life, egoism, virginity

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