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A Study of Schopenhauer in China of the 20th Century

Author WuDaoLan
Tutor KouPengCheng
School Southwestern University
Course Aesthetics
Keywords Schopenhauer Wang Guowei will aesthetic intuition pessimism
CLC B151
Type Master's thesis
Year 2007
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In the process of "west learning spreading to the east", Wang Guowei introduced Arthur Schopenhauer to China, and then Schopenhauer was put into research subject of among Chinese scholar. From then on, the Chinese academic circles have never stopped the study of Schopenhauer, involved introduction and propagation, reception and innovation, besides there are the misreading and criticizing. Before the founding of the People’s Republic, Some scholar, represented by Wang Guowei and Zhu Guanqian, obtained great achievement, which reached a new height, forming them ideological system through study Schopenhauer. From the founding earlier of the People’s Republic to the end of 1970s, however, Schopenhauer was studied as a typical representation of idealistic and pessimism spokesperson in Chinese academic circles. There are full of words of depreciation. A little scholar could objectively appraise the doctrine of Schopenhauer. Until after the third session of 11th CPC Congress, the study of Schopenhauer was becoming gradually more academic and deeper. Therefore some scholars deeply research the concrete concept of Schopenhauer’s thoughts——will and pessimism.

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