The philosophy of Schopenhauer (1997, Clarendon Press, Oxford University Press) 4 stars

Uniquely accurate explanation of a philosophy

4 stars

I have read many introductions to philosophers but this is in my opinion the best I've read. If you want to not only understand the remarkable philosophy of Schopenhauer but also avoid the obvious pitfalls of any even modestly complex system of thought, then read this book. But be warned, it's not easy reading and it's definitively not condensed (465 pages).