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The World as Will and Representation, Vol 1

The World as Will and Representation, Vol 1 Description:

Arthur Schopenhauer s i Die Welt als Wille und Vorstellung i 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 and expanded years later it is the summation of a lifetime of thought br For years the only unabridged English translation of this work was the Haldane Kemp collaboration In a new translation by E F J Payne appeared that decisively supplanted the older one Payne s translation is superior because it corrects nearly errors and omissions in the Haldane Kemp translation and it is based on the definitive German edition of Schopenhauer s work prepared by Dr Arthur H bscher 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

Rating: 3.56 out of 5

Essays and Aphorisms

Essays and Aphorisms Description:

One of the greatest philosophers of the nineteenth century Schopenhauer believed that human action is determined not by reason but by will the blind and irrational desire for physical existence This selection of his writings on religion ethics politics women and many other themes is taken from Schopenhauer s last work i Parerga and Paralipomena i which he published in He depicts humanity as locked in a struggle beyond good and evil each individual absolutely free within a Godless world in which art morality and self awareness are our only salvation This innovative and pessimistic view proved powerfully influential upon philosophy and art affecting the work of Nietzsche and Wittgenstein among others

Rating: 3.37 out of 5

The World as Will and Representation, Vol 2

The World as Will and Representation, Vol 2 Description:

Arthur Schopenhauer s i Die Welt als Wille und Vorstellung i is one of the most important philosophical works of the th century the basic statement of one important stream of post Kantian thought It is without question Schopenhauer s greatest work and conceived and published before the philosopher was and expanded years later it is the summation of a lifetime of thought br For years the only unabridged English translation of this work was the Haldane Kemp collaboration In a new translation by E F J Payne appeared which decisively supplanted the older one Payne s translation is superior because it corrects nearly errors and omissions in the Haldane Kemp translation and it is based on the definitive German edition of Schopenhauer s work prepared by Dr Arthur H bscher Payne s edition is the first to translate into English the text s many quotatioins in half a dozen languages and Mr Payne has provided a comprehensive index of items It is thus the most useful edition for the student or teacher

Rating: 3.29 out of 5

The Art of Always Being Right

The Art of Always Being Right Description:

Which are the logical tricks that will let you slip through the net when faced with awkward questions How can you yourself use arguments to deflect difficult situations Do you recognize all flaws in someone else s argument This the book the BBC Andrew Gilligan Lord Hutton Tony Blair and Alistair Campbell will not be able to ignore This is an irresistible guide to clear thinking and understanding of the art of debate

Rating: 3.44 out of 5

On the Suffering of the World

On the Suffering of the World Description:

Schopenhauer s perception of the importance of art morality and self awareness in a blind struggle against a Godless meaningless world radically transformed our understanding of the individual and remains a searing vision of the human condition

Rating: 3.37 out of 5

Studies in Pessimism: The Essays

Studies in Pessimism: The Essays Description:

But all this contributes to increase the measures of suffering in human life out of all proportion to its pleasures and the pains of life are made much worse for man by the fact that death is something very real to him The brute flies from death instinctively without really knowing what it is and therefore without ever contemplating it in the way natural to a man who has this prospect always before his eyes So that even if only a few brutes die a natural death and most of them live only just long enough to transmit their species and then if not earlier become the prey of some other animal

Rating: 3.76 out of 5

The Wisdom of Life and Counsels and Maxims

The Wisdom of Life and Counsels and Maxims Description:

Nineteenth century German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer championed individual strength of will and independent reasoned deliberation above the irrational impulses that animated most of society In The Wisdom of Life and Counsels and Maxims two essays from his last work Parerga und Paralipomena he discusses how to order our lives to obtain the greatest amount of pleasure and success then he offers guidelines for living life to its fullest But for Schopenhauer a life well lived should always reach beyond itself to a higher plane

Rating: 3.62 out of 5

Metafísica del Amor/Metafísica de la Muerte

Metafísica del Amor/Metafísica de la Muerte Description:

El amor y la muerte dos de los grandes temas de la filosofia de manos del genial filosofo aleman El enamoramiento es el mas activo y poderoso de todos los resortes

Rating: 3.69 out of 5

The World as Will and Idea: Abridged in 1 Vol

The World as Will and Idea: Abridged in 1 Vol Description:

b i The nineteenth century idealist philosopher and precursor of Freud i b br br i The World as Will and Idea i 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 br br The Work presented here appeals not only to the student of philosophy but everyone interested in psychology literature and eastern and western religion br br b i This paperback edition is the most comprehensive available and includes an introduction bibliography selected criticism index and chronology of Schopenhauer s life and times i b

Rating: 3.27 out of 5

Essay on the Freedom of the Will (Philosophical Classics)

Essay on the Freedom of the Will (Philosophical Classics) Description:

The winning entry in a competition held by the Royal Norwegian Society of Sciences Schopenhauer s essay brought its author international recognition Its brilliant and elegant treatments of free will and determinism elevated it to a classic of Western philosophy and its penetrating reflections still remain relevant br Schopenhauer makes a distinction between freedom of acting which he endorses and the freedom of willing which he refutes The philosopher regards human activity as entirely determined but he also posits that the variety of freedom that cannot be established in the sphere of human activity resides at the level of individuated will a reality that transcends all dependency on outside factors Because the essay s clear and rigorous argument reveals many basic features of his thought it forms a useful introduction to Schopenhauer for students of philosophy or religion br

Rating: 3.41 out of 5