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The World As Will Idea

The World As Will Idea

Author: Arthur Schopenhauer

Publisher: Lyon Press

ISBN: 9781443731911

Category: Philosophy

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THE WORLD AS WILL AND IDEA By ARTHUR SCHOPENHAUER VOLUME I CONTAINING FOUR BOOKS Ob nicht Natur zuletzt sich doch ergrunde Goitbi LONDON ROUTLEDGE KEGAN PAUL LIMITED BROADWAY HOUSE, 68 - 74 CARTER LANE, E. C. CONTENTS FIRST BOOK. THE WORLD AS IDEA FIRST ASPECT. THE IDEA SUBOBDI NATF. P TO THE PRINCIPLE or SUFFICIENT REASON THK OBJECT OF EXPERIENCE AND SCIENCE, SECOND BOOK, THE WORLD AS WILL FIRST ASPECT. THE OBJECTIFICATIO OF THE WILL THIRD BOOK. THE WORLD AS IDEA SECOND ASPECT. THE IDEA INDEPEN DENT OF THE PRINCIPLE OF SUFFICIENT RKASON THE PLATONIC IDEA THE OBJECT OF ART . 217 FOURTH BOOK. THE WORLD AS WILL SECOND ASPECT. AFTER THE ATTAIN MENT OF SELF-KNOWLEDGE. ASSERTION AND DENIAL OF THE WILL TO LIVE 347 TRANSLATORS PREFACE THE style of Die Welt als Wille und Vorstellung is sometimes loose and involved, as is so often the case in German philosophical treatises. The translation of the book has consequently been a matter of no little diffi culty. It was found that extensive alteration of the long and occasionally involved sentences, however likely to prove conducive to a satisfactory English style, tended not only to obliterate the form of the original but even to imperil the meaning. Where a choice has had to be made, the alternative of a somewhat slavish adherence to Schopenhauers ipsissima verba has accordingly been pre ferred to that of inaccuracy. The result is a piece of work which leaves much to be desired, but which has yet consistently sought to reproduce faithfully the spirit as well as the letter of the original. As regards the rendering of the technical terms about which there has been so much controversy, the equiva lents used have only been adopted after careful consideration of their meaning in the theory of knowledge. For example, Vorstellung has been rendered by idea, in preference to representation, which is neither accurate, intelligible, nor elegant. Idee, is translated by the vi TRANSLATORS 9 PREFACE. same word, but spelled with a capital, Idea. Again, Anschauung has been rendered according to the con text, either by perception simply, or by intuition or perception 1 Notwithstanding statements to the contrary in the text, the book is probably quite intelligible in itself, apart from, the treatise On the Fourfold Root of the Principle of Sufficient Reason. It has, however, been considered desirable to add an abstract of the latter work in an appendix to the third volume of this translation. R B. H, J. 1C PREFACE TO THE FIRST EDITION I PROPOSE to point out here how this book must be read in order to be thoroughly understood. By means of it I only intend to impart a single thought. Yet, notwith standing all my endeavours, I could find no shorter way of imparting it than this whole book. I holdjhisjbhought to be that which has very long been sought for under the name of philosophy, and the discovery of which is therefore regarded by those who are familiar with his tory as quite as impossible as the discovery of the philoso phers stone, although it was already said by Pliny Quam multa fieri non posse, priu quam sint facta, judicantur 1 Hist, riat 7, I. According as we consider the different aspects of this one thought which I am about to impart, it exhibits itself as that which we call metaphysics, that which we call ethics and that which we call aesthetics and cer tainly it must be all this if it is whatTTfave already acknowledged I take it to be. Asystem of thought must always have an architectonic connection or coherence, that is, a connection in which one part always supports the other, though the latter does not support the former, in which ultimately the foundation supports all the rest without being supported by it, and the apex is supported without supporting. On the other hand, a single thought, however compre riii PREFACE TO THE FIRST EDITION. hensive it may be, must preserve the most perfect unity...

The World As Will and Idea

The World As Will and Idea

Author: Arthur Schopenhauer

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1539705285

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This is an unabridged single-volume edition (all 3 original volumes in one), of "The World as Will and Idea [Representation]" (German: Die Welt als Wille und Vorstellung), the central work of the German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer. The main body of the work states at the beginning that it assumes prior knowledge of Immanuel Kant's theories (see his "Critique of Pure Reason" ISBN: 9781537260051). Schopenhauer recommended that the student begin with the final Appendix (found in volume 3), titled "On the Fourfold Root of the Principle of Sufficient Reason" before the rest of the book. The first volume contains four Books, two on "The World as Will" and two on "The World as Idea," while the second and third volumes contain Supplementary material to each of the four books. The second volume also opens with an appendix to the four books, titled "Critique of the Kantian Philosophy," in which Schopenhauer rejects most of Kant's ethics and significant parts of his epistemology and aesthetics.

The Essential Schopenhauer

The Essential Schopenhauer

Author: Arthur Schopenhauer

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780062036247

Category: Philosophy

Page: 368

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“We should be grateful to Schopenhauer for managing to express the truth about life so beautifully.” —Alain De Botton, author of The Consolations of Philosophy “Schopenhauer’s philosophy has had a special attraction for those who wonder about life’s meaning, along with those engaged in music, literature, and the visual arts.” —Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy The Essential Schopenhauer delivers the first comprehensive English anthology of the seminal philosopher’s writings. Edited by Wolfgang Schirmacher, president of the International Schopenhauer Association, this indispensible collection affords readers a uniquely accessible gateway into the monolithic thinker’s prodigious body of work. Just as the Harper Perennial Basic Writings series renders the work of Heidegger and Nietzsche accessible for English readers, The Essential Schopenhauer gives us unprecedented access to the complex ideas of this profound and influential thinker.

Schopenhauer: The World as Will and Representation:

Schopenhauer: The World as Will and Representation:

Author: Arthur Schopenhauer

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521870348

Category: Philosophy

Page: 764

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The purpose of the Cambridge Edition of the Works of Schopenhauer is to offer translations of the best modern German editions of Schopenhauer's work in a uniform format for Schopenhauer scholars, together with philosophical introductions and full editorial apparatus. The World as Will and Representation contains Schopenhauer's entire philosophy, ranging through epistemology, metaphysics, philosophy of mind and action, aesthetics and philosophy of art, to ethics, the meaning of life and the philosophy of religion. This second volume was added to the work in 1844, and revised in 1859. Its chapters are officially 'supplements' to the first volume, but are indispensable for a proper appreciation of Schopenhauer's thought. Here we have his most mature reflections on many topics, including sex, death, conscious and unconscious desires, and the doctrines of salvation and liberation in Christian and Indian thought. Schopenhauer clarifies the nature of his metaphysics of the will, and synthesizes insights from a broad range of literary, scientific and scholarly sources. This new translation reflects the eloquence and power of Schopenhauer's prose, and renders philosophical terms accurately and consistently. It offers an introduction, glossary of names, bibliography, and succinct editorial notes.

Schopenhauer: 'The World as Will and Representation':

Schopenhauer: 'The World as Will and Representation':

Author: Christopher Janaway

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107414776

Category: Philosophy

Page: 696

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First published in 1818, The World as Will and Representation contains Schopenhauer's entire philosophy, ranging through epistemology, metaphysics, philosophy of mind and action, aesthetics and philosophy of art, to ethics, the meaning of life and the philosophy of religion, in an attempt to account for the world in all its significant aspects. It gives a unique and influential account of what is and is not of value in existence, the striving and pain of the human condition and the possibility of deliverance from it. This new translation of the first volume of what later became a two-volume work reflects the eloquence and power of Schopenhauer's prose and renders philosophical terms accurately and consistently. It offers an introduction, glossary of names and bibliography, and succinct editorial notes, including notes on the revisions of the text which Schopenhauer made in 1844 and 1859.

The World as Will and Representation (the World as Will and Idea), Volume III of III

The World as Will and Representation (the World as Will and Idea), Volume III of III

Author: Arthur Schopenhauer

Publisher: Digireads.com Publishing

ISBN: 1420946544

Category: Philosophy

Page: 244

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German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer wrote a strong text to explain his belief system in "The World as Will and Representation." Rather than viewing the world as a construct within itself, Schopenhauer argued that the world exists beyond the five senses. He believed that rather than seeing an object in its true form, we only see and understand our perception of it. His ideas are classified as post-Kantian philosophy, just one strand of thought amidst other thinkers such as Hegel and Heidegger. However, Schopenhauer is generally thought to follow Kant's original ideas most closely. Still, the philosopher disagrees with Kant's view of ethics, saying that inner experiences, driven by the Will, are the most significant part of the human experience. Born in the late 1700's, Schopenhauer was immersed in philosophy at a young age. By age 25, he published his doctoral dissertation "On the Fourfold Root of the Principle of Sufficient Reasoning." In his most famous works, he primarily focused on the attainment of happiness. He believed that physical and emotional desires can never be satisfied, resulting in a painful human condition. Schopenhauer claimed that all actions are internally motivated by a desire to obtain pleasure, but that lasting happiness would remain unobtainable. "The World as Will and Representation" is widely hailed as Schopenhauer's greatest work, as well as one of the most contemporarily-written philosophical texts of the nineteenth century. This edition splits the work into three volumes of which this is the third.

The World As Will and Idea

The World As Will and Idea

Author: Arthur Schopenhauer

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1539688348

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Page: 286

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The World as Will and Idea [Representation] (German: Die Welt als Wille und Vorstellung) is the central work of the German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer, published here, as in the original English translation, in 3 volumes. The main body of the work states at the beginning that it assumes prior knowledge of Immanuel Kant's theories (see his "Critique of Pure Reason" ISBN: 9781537260051). Schopenhauer recommended that the student begin with the final Appendix (found in volume 3), titled "On the Fourfold Root of the Principle of Sufficient Reason" before the rest of the book. The first volume contains four Books, two on "The World as Will" and two on "The World as Idea," while the second and third volumes contain Supplementary material to each of the four books. The second volume also opens with an appendix to the four books, titled "Critique of the Kantian Philosophy," in which Schopenhauer rejects most of Kant's ethics and significant parts of his epistemology and aesthetics.

The World as Will and Representation (the World as Will and Idea), Volume II of III

The World as Will and Representation (the World as Will and Idea), Volume II of III

Author: Arthur Schopenhauer

Publisher: Digireads.com Publishing

ISBN: 1420946536

Category: Philosophy

Page: 252

View: 845

German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer wrote a strong text to explain his belief system in "The World as Will and Representation." Rather than viewing the world as a construct within itself, Schopenhauer argued that the world exists beyond the five senses. He believed that rather than seeing an object in its true form, we only see and understand our perception of it. His ideas are classified as post-Kantian philosophy, just one strand of thought amidst other thinkers such as Hegel and Heidegger. However, Schopenhauer is generally thought to follow Kant's original ideas most closely. Still, the philosopher disagrees with Kant's view of ethics, saying that inner experiences, driven by the Will, are the most significant part of the human experience. Born in the late 1700's, Schopenhauer was immersed in philosophy at a young age. By age 25, he published his doctoral dissertation "On the Fourfold Root of the Principle of Sufficient Reasoning." In his most famous works, he primarily focused on the attainment of happiness. He believed that physical and emotional desires can never be satisfied, resulting in a painful human condition. Schopenhauer claimed that all actions are internally motivated by a desire to obtain pleasure, but that lasting happiness would remain unobtainable. "The World as Will and Representation" is widely hailed as Schopenhauer's greatest work, as well as one of the most contemporarily-written philosophical texts of the nineteenth century. This edition splits the work into three volumes of which this is the second.