Essential Schopenhauer Key Selections from the World As Will and Representation and Other Writings

ISBN-10: 0061768243
ISBN-13: 9780061768248
Edition: 2010
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List price: $15.99
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 11/9/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.858
Language: English

What is the meaning of life? How should I live? Is there any purpose to the universe? Generations have turned to the great German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer because he tackled the big issues. His influence has extended not only to later philosophers-Nietzsche foremost among them-but across the most brilliant novelists, musicians, and artists of all disciplines. Schopenhauer believed that the world was a cold, absurd place, and that it was only by the force of an individual's Will that any meaning could be created. He also believed that the universe itself had a Will-a spiritual force many have likened to "The Way," spoken of by Taoists. This, the first English collection of Schopenhauer's work, is a much-needed book. Schopenhauer wrote thousands of pages. Volume 1 of his most famous work, The World as Will and Representation, alone runs over 750 pages. As a result, it has been daunting to know where to begin to read Schopenhauer, despite his immense reputation. Now, just as Basic Writings did for Heidegger and Nietzsche, our new collection will open English readers to Schopenhauer's profound ideas-almost as if for the first time.

Living Disaster: Schopenhauer for the Twenty-first Century
Schopenhauer Timeline
On the Suffering of the World
On the Affirmation of the Will-to-Live
On the Vanity and Suffering of Life
Freedom of the Will
Principle of Sufficient Reason of Knowing
The World as Will
Knowledge of the Idea
On the Inner Nature of Art
Metaphysics of the Beautiful and Aesthetics
The Artist and the Sublime
On Education
On Noise
On Women
On Suicide
On the Basis of Ethics
Eternal and Temporal Justice
Compassion
Mystics, Saints, Ascetics
Death and Rebirth
The Fullness of Nothingness
Suggested Further Reading
Sources
Index

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