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The World as Will and Representation, Volume 1
     

The World as Will and Representation, Volume 1

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by Arthur Schopenhauer, E. F. Payne (Translator), E.F.J. Payne (Translator)
 

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Arthur Schopenhauer's Die Welt als Wille und Vorstellung is one of the most important philosophical works of the nineteenth century, the basic statement of one important stream of post-Kantian thought. It is without question Schopenhauer's greatest work. Conceived and published before the philosopher was 30 and expanded 25 years later, it is the summation of

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Arthur Schopenhauer's Die Welt als Wille und Vorstellung is one of the most important philosophical works of the nineteenth century, the basic statement of one important stream of post-Kantian thought. It is without question Schopenhauer's greatest work. Conceived and published before the philosopher was 30 and expanded 25 years later, it is the summation of a lifetime of thought.
For 70 years, the only unabridged English translation of this work was the Haldane-Kemp collaboration. In 1958, a new translation by E. F. J. Payne appeared that decisively supplanted the older one. Payne's translation is superior because it corrects nearly 1,000 errors and omissions in the Haldane-Kemp translation, and it is based on the definitive 1937 German edition of Schopenhauer's work prepared by Dr. Arthur Hübscher. Payne's edition is the first to translate into English the text's many quotations in half a dozen languages. It is thus the most useful edition for the student or teacher.

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ISBN-13:
9780486217611
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Publication date:
06/01/1966
Edition description:
Unabridged
Pages:
564
Sales rank:
277,301
Product dimensions:
5.41(w) x 8.48(h) x 1.13(d)

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The World as Will and Representation, Volume 1 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
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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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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.