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Quaternion of the Examples of a Philosophical Influence: Schopenhauer-Dostoevsky-Nietzsche-Cioran


Daria Lebedeva

The philosophical influence is a concept, a methodological tool and a process worth inquiring, because it sets the frame for the philosopher’s contribution into tradition. This study takes a close look at the philosophical influence on the dependence and inter-dependence between ideas and concepts, currents and tendencies and the experiences that every philosopher inherited from past tradition. It also presents four philosophers in order to identify the roots of influence: Arthur Schopenhauer, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Friedrich Nietzsche and Emil Cioran.
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The research intention includes the presenting philosophy as a continuation of the interrelations and inter – influence of the ideas, concepts, currents, and tendencies. So, the very issue of influence in the domain of philosophy – philosophical influence as such – is seen as distant from so to say cases of influence in poetry or literature. For instance, following Harold Bloom’s terminology, poetic influence is a psychological-filled painful breakage with the past tradition where newcomer in battle – with own fears, uncertainties, and ambitions –traces the own trajectory in tradition. If to prolong the dependence of an author on own psychological states the literary influence will sound in similar way, whereas the issue of philosophical influence – at least in the present work – is to be viewed and examined without references to the psychological states of mind of the authors.

So, it is needed to highlight that philosophical influence is a transmission of ideas and their post- books life and covering into new wrappings and forms; this is an unalloyed form of development, relation, and interrelation between concepts in the state of pure kingdom of abstractive reasoning. Thus, philosophical influence – trying to formulate the definition from the opposite – does not imply any inquiry on events experienced by philosopher and emotions occupied mind of philosopher in the period of being under influence that further the very process might configure the adopted ideas and concepts.

So, the philosophical influence dealing with the abstract issues searches for the foundations of the every period, current...

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