On the Basis of Morality

On the Basis of Morality (German: Über die Grundlage der Moral, 1840) is one of Arthur Schopenhauer‘s major works in ethics, in which he argues that morality stems from compassion. Schopenhauer begins with a criticism of Kant’s Groundwork of the Metaphysic of Morals, which Schopenhauer considered to be the clearest explanation of Kantian ethics.

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