The A to Z of Schopenhauer's Philosophy presents a narrative that weaves the significant events of Arthur Schopenhauer's life within the greater fabric of his existence. The chronology lists these events, the introductory essay provides an overview of his philosophical thought and his belief that philosophy was the purpose of his life, and the more than 200 dictionary entries review the key ideas, concepts, doctrines, and philosophical figures related to his thought.
David E. Cartwright is professor of philosophy and religious studies at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. He has edited and wrote introductions to E. F. J. Payne's translations of Schopenhauer's On Vision and Colors and On the Will in Nature. He also wrote the introduction to Payne's translation of Schopenhauer's On the Basis of Morality, and with Joachim T. Baer, he translated Arthur Hubscher's monumental study, Denker gegen den Strom. Schopenhauer: Gestern-Heute-Morgan. He is the director of the North American Division of the Schopenhauer Society, a division of the Internationale Schopenhauer-Gesellschaft, on whose Wissenschaftliche Leitung he has served since 1993.