Schopenhauer’s Compass

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Schopenhauer and Asia

Schopenhauer was the first major Western philosopher to take Asian thought seriously. He became a key figure of the Western discovery of Asian philosophies and religions. From his youth he developed a deep interest in such topics and his works teem with descriptions, quotations, and even lists of recommended readings. From the second half of the 19th century Schopenhauer’s views inspired a very large international readership that included artists like Wagner and Tolstoi, researchers of Asian religions such as Friedrich Köppen and Karl Eugen Neumann, and also the majority of early Western Buddhists.

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