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Volume 1 of the definitive English translation of one of the most important philosophical works of the 19th century, the basic statement in one important stream of post-Kantian thought. Corrects nearly 1,000 errors and omissions in the older Haldane-Kemp translation. For the first time, this edition translates and locates all quotes and provides full index.
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Volume 1 of the definitive English translation of one of the most important philosophical works of the 19th century, the basic statement in one important stream of post-Kantian thought. Corrects nearly 1,000 errors and omissions in the older Haldane-Kemp translation. For the first time, this edition translates and locates all quotes and provides full index.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780486217611
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 6/1/1966
  • Edition description: Unabridged
  • Pages: 564
  • Sales rank: 144,243
  • Product dimensions: 5.41 (w) x 8.48 (h) x 1.13 (d)

Meet the Author

Arthur Schopenhauer (22 February 1788 – 21 September 1860) was a German philosopher known for his pessimism and philosophical clarity. At age 25, he published his doctoral dissertation, On the Fourfold Root of the Principle of Sufficient Reason, which examined the four separate manifestations of reason in the phenomenal world.
Schopenhauer's most influential work, The World as Will and Representation, claimed that the world is fundamentally what humans recognize in themselves as their will. His analysis of will led him to the conclusion that emotional, physical, and sexual desires can never be fully satisfied. The corollary of this is an ultimately painful human condition. Consequently, he considered that a lifestyle of negating desires, similar to the ascetic teachings of Vedanta, Buddhism and the Church Fathers of early Christianity, was the only way to attain liberation.
Schopenhauer's metaphysical analysis of will, his views on human motivation and desire, and his aphoristic writing style influenced many well-known thinkers, including Friedrich Nietzsche, Richard Wagner, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Erwin Schrödinger, Albert Einstein, Sigmund Freud, Otto Rank, Carl Jung, Joseph Campbell, Leo Tolstoy, Thomas Mann, and Jorge Luis Borges.
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Table of Contents

Volume I
  First Book: The World as Representation. First Aspect
  Second Book: The World as Will. First Aspect
  Third Book: The World as Representation. Second Aspect
  Fourth Book: The World as Will: Second Aspect
  Appendix: Criticism of the Kantian Philosophy
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 15, 2012

    schopenhauer reveals to those wondering about the meaning and ul

    schopenhauer reveals to those wondering about the meaning and ultimate nature of the mysterious reality they perceive everyday that the answer to this ultimate metaphysical puzzle was within all along. READ this book to find what you've always been wanting to know and actually knew all along but needed a great thinker to open your mind.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 22, 2000

    Sublime Insights

    Schopenhauer's highly speculative and controversial metaphysical view of the 'Will' as the ultimate reality of the world is not only fascinating, but is a source of innumerable insights into almost every aspect of our daily lives. Most notable is his trenchant analysis of art and aesthetic appreciation, and his ultimately pessimistic view of existence as such. Never has pessimism been so beautiful. This book really stands as the most influential book I have had the pleasure of reading.

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