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Book Schopenhauer   The World as Will and Representation

Download or read book Schopenhauer The World as Will and Representation written by Christopher Janaway and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2014-03-06 with total page 696 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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.

Book The World as Will and Representation  Vol  1

Download or read book The World as Will and Representation Vol 1 written by Arthur Schopenhauer and published by Courier Corporation. This book was released on 2012-04-24 with total page 576 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Volume 1 of the definitive English translation of one of the most important philosophical works of the 19th century, the basic statement in one important stream of post-Kantian thought.

Book The World as Will and Representation

Download or read book The World as Will and Representation written by Arthur Schopenhauer and published by Courier Corporation. This book was released on 1966-01-01 with total page 732 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The German philosopher explains his thoughts about intellectual perception and abstract representation and critically analyzes Kant's ideas and teachings. Bibliogs.

Book The World As Will and Idea

    Book Details:
  • Author : Arthur Schopenhauer
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release : 2016-10-24
  • ISBN : 9781539705284
  • Pages : 800 pages

Download or read book The World As Will and Idea written by Arthur Schopenhauer and published by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform. This book was released on 2016-10-24 with total page 800 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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.

Book The World As Will and Representation

    Book Details:
  • Author : Arthur Schopenhauer
  • Publisher : Echo Point Books & Media, LLC
  • Release : 2021-12-10
  • ISBN : 9781648370922
  • Pages : 570 pages

Download or read book The World As Will and Representation written by Arthur Schopenhauer and published by Echo Point Books & Media, LLC. This book was released on 2021-12-10 with total page 570 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The World as Will and Representation is a brilliant synthesis of Western and Eastern thought that has brought clarity to millions attempting to lead a purposeful life.

Book Schopenhauer   The World as Will and Representation   Volume 1

Download or read book Schopenhauer The World as Will and Representation Volume 1 written by Christopher Janaway and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2010-10-28 with total page 696 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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.

Book The World As Will Idea

Download or read book The World As Will Idea written by Arthur Schopenhauer and published by Lyon Press. This book was released on 2008-11 with total page 516 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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...

Book The World As Will and Idea

    Book Details:
  • Author : Arthur Schopenhauer
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release : 2016-10-24
  • ISBN : 9781539688341
  • Pages : 286 pages

Download or read book The World As Will and Idea written by Arthur Schopenhauer and published by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform. This book was released on 2016-10-24 with total page 286 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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.

Book Deep Refrains

    Book Details:
  • Author : Michael Gallope
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release : 2017-11-16
  • ISBN : 022648372X
  • Pages : 336 pages

Download or read book Deep Refrains written by Michael Gallope and published by University of Chicago Press. This book was released on 2017-11-16 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: We often say that music is ineffable, that it does not refer to anything outside of itself. But if music, in all its sensuous flux, does not mean anything in particular, might it still have a special kind of philosophical significance? In Deep Refrains, Michael Gallope draws together the writings of Arthur Schopenhauer, Friedrich Nietzsche, Ernst Bloch, Theodor Adorno, Vladimir Jankélévitch, Gilles Deleuze, and Félix Guattari in order to revisit the age-old question of music’s ineffability from a modern perspective. For these nineteenth- and twentieth-century European philosophers, music’s ineffability is a complex phenomenon that engenders an intellectually productive sense of perplexity. Through careful examination of their historical contexts and philosophical orientations, close attention to their use of language, and new interpretations of musical compositions that proved influential for their work, Deep Refrains forges the first panoptic view of their writings on music. Gallope concludes that music’s ineffability is neither a conservative phenomenon nor a pious call to silence. Instead, these philosophers ask us to think through the ways in which music’s stunning force might address, in an ethical fashion, intricate philosophical questions specific to the modern world.

Book A Century of Weird Fiction  1832 1937

Download or read book A Century of Weird Fiction 1832 1937 written by Jonathan Newell and published by University of Wales Press. This book was released on 2020-03-15 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book offers a new critical perspective on the weird that combines two ways of looking at weird and cosmic horror. On the one hand, critics have considered weird fiction in relation to aesthetics – the emotional effects and literary form of the weird. On the other hand, recent scholarship has also emphasised the potential philosophical underpinnings and implications of weird fiction, especially in relation to burgeoning philosophical movements such as new materialism and speculative realism. This study bridges the gap between these two approaches, considering the weird from its early outgrowth from the Gothic through to Lovecraft’s stories – a ‘weird century’ from 1832–1937. Combining recent speculative philosophy and affect theory, it argues that weird fiction harnesses the affective power of disgust to provoke a re-examination of subjectival boundaries and the complex entanglement of the human and nonhuman.

Book Odysseus  Hero of Practical Intelligence

Download or read book Odysseus Hero of Practical Intelligence written by Jeffrey Barnouw and published by University Press of America. This book was released on 2004 with total page 394 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In dramatic representations and narrative reports of inner deliberation the Odyssey displays the workings of the human mind and its hero's practical intelligence, epitomized by anticipating consequences and controlling his actions accordingly. Once his hope of returning home as husband, father and king is renewed on Calypso's isle, Odysseus shows a consistent will to focus on this purpose and subordinate other impulses to it. His fabled cleverness is now fully engaged in a gradually emerging plan, as he thinks back from that final goal through a network of means to achieve it. He relies on "signs"-inferences in the form "if this, then that" as defined by the Stoic Chrysippus-and the nature of his intelligence is thematically underscored through contrast with others' recklessness, that is, failure to heed signs or reckon consequences. In Homeric deliberation, the mind is torn between competing options or intentions, not between "reason" and "desire." The lack of distinct opposing faculties and hierarchical organization in the Homeric mind, far from archaic simplicity, prefigures the psychology of Chrysippus, who cites deliberation scenes from the Odyssey against Plato's hierarchical tri-partite model. From the Stoics, there follows a psychological tradition leading through Hobbes and Leibniz, to Peirce and Dewey. These thinkers are drawn upon to show the significance of the conception of "thinking" first articulated in the Odyssey. Homer's work inaugurates an approach that has provoked philosophical conflict persisting into the present, and opposition to pragmatism and Pragmatism can be discerned in prominent critiques of Homer and his hero which are analyzed and countered in this study.

Book Anthropocentrism and Its Discontents

Download or read book Anthropocentrism and Its Discontents written by Gary Steiner and published by University of Pittsburgh Pre. This book was released on 2010-08-01 with total page 344 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Anthropocentrism and Its Discontents is the first-ever comprehensive examination of views of animals in the history of Western philosophy, from Homeric Greece to the twentieth century. In recent decades, increased interest in this area has been accompanied by scholars' willingness to conceive of animal experience in terms of human mental capacities: consciousness, self-awareness, intention, deliberation, and in some instances, at least limited moral agency. This conception has been facilitated by a shift from behavioral to cognitive ethology (the science of animal behavior), and by attempts to affirm the essential similarities between the psychophysical makeup of human beings and animals. Gary Steiner sketches the terms of the current debates about animals and relates these to their historical antecedents, focusing on both the dominant anthropocentric voices and those recurring voices that instead assert a fundamental kinship relation between human beings and animals. He concludes with a discussion of the problem of balancing the need to recognize a human indebtedness to animals and the natural world with the need to preserve a sense of the uniqueness and dignity of the human individual.

Book A History of Western Philosophy of Music

Download or read book A History of Western Philosophy of Music written by James O. Young and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2023-01-31 with total page 684 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book presents a comprehensive, accessible survey of Western philosophy of music from Pythagoras to the present. Its narrative traces themes and schools through history, in a sequence of five chapters that survey the ancient, medieval, early modern, modern and contemporary periods. Its wide-ranging coverage includes medieval Islamic thinkers, Continental and analytic thinkers, and neglected female thinkers such as Vernon Lee (Violet Paget). All aspects of the philosophy of music are discussed, including music and the cosmos, music's value, music's relation to the other arts, the problem of opera, the origins of musical genius, music's emotional impact, the moral effects of music, the ontology of musical works, and the relevance of music's historical context. The volume will be valuable for students and scholars in philosophy and musicology, and all who are interested in the ways in which philosophers throughout history have thought about music.

Book Apprehending the Inaccessible

Download or read book Apprehending the Inaccessible written by Richard Askay and published by Northwestern University Press. This book was released on 2006-01-27 with total page 456 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Throughout history, philosophers have relentlessly pursued what may be called "inaccessible domains." This book explores how the traditions of existential phenomenology and Eastern philosophy, in their very different approaches to this pursuit, relate to Freudian psychoanalysis.

Book At the Edges of Thought

    Book Details:
  • Author : Craig Lundy
  • Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
  • Release : 2015-05-18
  • ISBN : 074869465X
  • Pages : 352 pages

Download or read book At the Edges of Thought written by Craig Lundy and published by Edinburgh University Press. This book was released on 2015-05-18 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Through a series of studies by leading scholars in the field, At the Edges of Thought sheds new light on key philosophical encounters with thinkers such as Maimon, Kleist, Hoelderlin, Fichte, Hegel, Schopenhauer and Feuerbach in Deleuze's texts.

Book Kierkegaard s Journals and Notebooks  Volume 9

Download or read book Kierkegaard s Journals and Notebooks Volume 9 written by Søren Kierkegaard and published by Princeton University Press. This book was released on 2017-05-09 with total page 800 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: For over a century, the Danish thinker Søren Kierkegaard (1813–55) has been at the center of a number of important discussions, concerning not only philosophy and theology, but also, more recently, fields such as social thought, psychology, and contemporary aesthetics, especially literary theory. Despite his relatively short life, Kierkegaard was an extraordinarily prolific writer, as attested to by the 26-volume Princeton University Press edition of all of his published writings. But Kierkegaard left behind nearly as much unpublished writing, most of which consists of what are called his "journals and notebooks." Kierkegaard has long been recognized as one of history's great journal keepers, but only rather small portions of his journals and notebooks are what we usually understand by the term “diaries.” By far the greater part of Kierkegaard’s journals and notebooks consists of reflections on a myriad of subjects—philosophical, religious, political, personal. Studying his journals and notebooks takes us into his workshop, where we can see his entire universe of thought. We can witness the genesis of his published works, to be sure—but we can also see whole galaxies of concepts, new insights, and fragments, large and small, of partially (or almost entirely) completed but unpublished works. Kierkegaard’s Journals and Notebooks enables us to see the thinker in dialogue with his times and with himself. Kierkegaard wrote his journals in a two-column format, one for his initial entries and the second for the extensive marginal comments that he added later. This edition of the journals reproduces this format, includes several photographs of original manuscript pages, and contains extensive scholarly commentary on the various entries and on the history of the manuscripts being reproduced. Volume 9 of this 11-volume series includes five of Kierkegaard’s important “NB” journals (Journals NB26 through NB30), which span from June 1852 to August 1854. This period was marked by Kierkegaard’s increasing preoccupation with what he saw as an unbridgeable gulf in Christianity—between the absolute ideal of the religion of the New Testament and the official, state-sanctioned culture of “Christendom,” which, embodied by the Danish People’s Church, Kierkegaard rejected with increasing vehemence. Crucially, Kierkegaard’s nemesis, Bishop Jakob Peter Mynster, died during this period and, in the months following, Kierkegaard can be seen moving inexorably toward the famous “attack on Christendom” with which he ended his life.

Book Wagner and Schopenhauer

    Book Details:
  • Author : Milton E. Brener
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Release : 2014-04-04
  • ISBN : 1493189360
  • Pages : 202 pages

Download or read book Wagner and Schopenhauer written by Milton E. Brener and published by Xlibris Corporation. This book was released on 2014-04-04 with total page 202 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Most who write about Wagner’s operas claim that the works of Arthur Schopenhauer had a huge effect on them. The influence has, Brener believes, been vastly overstated. The most detailed exposition of that alleged influence is by Bryan Magee. In his Tristan Chord, Magee details the bases for what are often, by others, unsupported conclusions. Familiar with both the important writings of Schopenhauer and the works of Wagner, Brener is among the few capable of a thorough analysis and factual response to Magee’s claims. His conclusions, backed with primary sources, stands almost alone in opposition to accepted dogma.