World as Will & Idea

World as Will & Idea

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The nineteenth-century idealist philosopher and precursor of Freud

The World as Will and Idea (1819) holds that all nature, including man, is the expression of an insatiable will to life; that the truest understanding of the world comes through art and the only lasting good through ascetic renunciation. Unique in western philosophy for his affinity with Eastern thought, Schopenhauer influenced philosophers, writers, and composers including Nietzsche, Wittgenstein, Wagner, Tolstoy, Thomas Mann, and Samuel Beckett.

The Work presented here appeals not only to the student of philosophy but everyone interested in psychology, literature and eastern and western religion.

This paperback edition is the most comprehensive available and includes an introduction, bibliography, selected criticism, index and chronology of Schopenhauer's life and times.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 127 x 197 x 25.4mm | 255g
  • Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Annotated
  • Original ed.
  • chronology
  • 0460875051
  • 9780460875059
  • 25,372

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The World as Will and Idea (1819) holds that all nature, including man, is the expression of an insatiable will to life; that the truest understanding of the world comes through art, and the only lasting good through ascetic renunciation. Unique in western philosophy for his affinity with Eastern thought, Schopenhauer influenced philosophers, writers, and composers including Nietzsche, Wittgenstein, Wagner, Tolstoy, Thomas Mann, and Samuel Beckett.
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About Arthur Schopenhauer

Arthur Schopenhauer, 1788 in Danzig geboren, beschloß mit 17, Philosophie zu studieren, und veröffentlichte bereits in seinem 30. Lebensjahr, von der Öffentlichkeit völlig ignoriert, sein Hauptwerk "Die Welt als Wille und Vorstellung".Erst gegen Ende seines Lebens erntete er Ruhm mit dem Werk "Parerga und Paralipomena". Es bildete sich ein kleiner Kreis von Verehrern um den flötespielenden "ungeselligen Gesellen", der seine Pudel "Du Mensch" schimpfte, wenn sie unartig gewesen waren. Schopenhauer starb 1860 in Frankfurt am Main.
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