The item description above is woefully inadequate. In the 1960's, the paperback editions published by Image Books divided each volume in Copleston's series into 2 parts. This isbn represents Volume 7, Part II: Schopenhauer to Nietzsche and begins with Chapter 12. Basically, 19th century German philosophy. In addition to the aforementioned you will find sections on Marx, Kierkegaard (Denmark is almost Germany) and the revival of metaphysics. The entire series is wonderful.