Arthur Schopenhauer: The World as Will and Presentation, Volume I / Edition 1

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Overview

Part of the Longman Library of Primary Sources in Philosophy,” this first volume of Schopenhauer's The World as Will and Presentation is framed by a pedagogical structure designed to make this important work of philosophy more accessible and meaningful for readers. A General Introduction includes the work's historical context, a discussion of historical influences, and biographical information on Arthur Schopenhauer. Annotations and notes from the editor clarify difficult passages for greater understanding, and a bibliography gives the reader additional resources for further study.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780321355782
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 5/7/2007
  • Series: Longman Library of Primary Sources Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 752
  • Sales rank: 539,605
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Table of Contents

PREFACE TO THE TRANSLATION BY MATTHIAS KOSSLER vii

TRANSLATOR’S INTRODUCTION xi

Die Welt ist meine Vorstellung xii

Principle of Sufficient Ground and Principium Individuationis xvi

Der Wille xxvi

The Aufhebung of Will xxix

The Text xxxix

Other Translations and Main Aims of the Present xlvi

Selective Notes on the Translation of Some Terms l

Selective Bibliography lii

Acknowledgments lvi

THE WORLD AS WILL AND PRESENTATION

VOLUME ONE

Schopenhauer’s Table of Contents Expanded 3

Preface to the First Edition (1818) 9

Preface to the Second Edition (1844) 17

Preface to the Third Edition (1859) 29

FIRST BOOK

The World as Presentation: First Consideration

Presentation as Subject to the Principle of Sufficient

Ground: The Object of Experience and Science 31

SECOND BOOK

The World as Will: First Consideration

The Objectification of Will 131

THIRD BOOK

The World as Presentation: Second Consideration

Presentation Independent of the Principle of Sufficient Ground

The Platonic Idea: The Object of Art 211

FOURTH BOOK

The World as Will: Second Consideration

With the Achievement of Self-Cognizance

Affirmation and Denial of the Will for Life 321

APPENDIX

Critique of Kantian Philosophy 480

TRANSLATOR’S APPENDIX

Diagrams for Book One § 9 619

ENDNOTES 623

INDEX 659

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