Part of the answer, I think, lies in his preoccupation with social justice.
After all, the French have form where a preoccupation with non-Western cultures is concerned.
Secretary of Defense Robert Gates observed a preoccupation with exit over strategy.
Another sign is a preoccupation with purging the party of heretics.
For other European leaders, the survival of the Eurozone is now a preoccupation.
The 'subjectivity' opposed to this, in Schopenhauer's phraseology, is preoccupation with the interests of one's own will.
He is the one thing that is hated, and the only preoccupation.
This confounded drunkard was her preoccupation, filling her with a secret fear mingled with a desire to know.
The office force noticed his preoccupation and commented upon it.
Amid this preoccupation, Nature seemed but a mirage, and not the close and intimate associate I had before known.
1550s, "state of occupying beforehand," from Latin praeoccupationem (nominative praeoccupatio) "a seizing beforehand, anticipation," noun of action from past participle stem of praeoccupare, from prae- "before" (see pre-) + occupare "seize" (see occupy). Meaning "mental absorption" is from 1854. Earlier its secondary sense was "bias, prejudice" (c.1600).