The World as Will and Idea, Vol. 2 of 3

Arthur SCHOPENHAUER (1788 - 1860), translated by R. B. HALDANE (1856 - 1928) and J. KEMP ( - )

In this work, Schopenhauer explains his fundamental idea that at the root of the reality we see around us is a Will that eternally, insatiably seeks to be satisfied. Each human Subject observes the Objects around her from the perspective of that fundamental Will working within each person. The human observer is distracted by the details of life and individual distinctions that obscure this Will; only by penetrating this “principium individuationis” (which is enslaved by the cause-and-effect tyranny of the Principle of Sufficient Reason) can the observer perceive the essential Thing-In-Itself. Art has the power to make us see the Thing-In-Itself, the Platonic Idea freed from the individual particular manifestation of it, thus enabling us to transcend the individual Will and perceive something of true Reality. Perceiving the common Will in all humanity, we are able to come closer to an ego-less love based on that shared essence. Schopenhauer squarely faces the fact that existence is fundamentally suffering, but it would be simplistic to label him (as is so often done) as nothing but a pessimist. His affirmation of Art and Love is a transforming principle, having a powerful influence on writers such as Tolstoy. In the end, he chooses the Way of Negation as the path toward peace; by denying our Will, by silencing the many outbreaks of Will in our lives, we can approach the ultimate peace of annihilation that is the theme of the great Vedic philosophy of India, to which Schopenhauer admits his profound debt. ( Expatriate)

Genre(s): Philosophy, Modern

Language: English

Group: Schopenhauer - The World as Will and Idea (Vol. 1-3)

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Play 01 Criticism of the Kantian Philosophy 01 Expatriate
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Play 02 Criticism of the Kantian Philosophy 02 Expatriate
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Play 03 Criticism of the Kantian Philosophy 03 Expatriate
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Play 04 Criticism of the Kantian Philosophy 04 Expatriate
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Play 05 Criticism of the Kantian Philosophy 05 Expatriate
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Play 06 Criticism of the Kantian Philosophy 06 Expatriate
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Play 07 Criticism of the Kantian Philosophy 07 Expatriate
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Play 08 Criticism of the Kantian Philosophy 08 Expatriate
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Play 09 Criticism of the Kantian Philosophy 09 Expatriate
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Play 10 Criticism of the Kantian Philosophy 10 Expatriate
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Play 11 Criticism of the Kantian Philosophy 11 Expatriate
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Play 12 Criticism of the Kantian Philosophy 12 Expatriate
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Play 13 Criticism of the Kantian Philosophy 13 Expatriate
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Play 14 Criticism of the Kantian Philosophy 14 Expatriate
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Play 15 Criticism of the Kantian Philosophy 15 Expatriate
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Play 16 Criticism of the Kantian Philosophy 16 Expatriate
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Play 17 Criticism of the Kantian Philosophy 17 Expatriate
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Play 18 Criticism of the Kantian Philosophy 18 Expatriate
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Play 19 Criticism of the Kantian Philosophy 19 Expatriate
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Play 20 Criticism of the Kantian Philosophy 20 Expatriate
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Play 21 Criticism of the Kantian Philosophy 21 Expatriate
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Play 22 Criticism of the Kantian Philosophy 22 Expatriate
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Play 23 Criticism of the Kantian Philosophy 23 Expatriate
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Play 24 Criticism of the Kantian Philosophy 24 Expatriate
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Play 25 I. The Standpoint of Idealism, Pt. 1 Expatriate
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Play 26 I. The Standpoint of Idealism, Pt. 2 Expatriate
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Play 27 I. The Standpoint of Idealism, Pt. 3 Expatriate
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Play 28 II. The Doctrine of Perception, or Knowledge of Understanding Expatriate
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Play 29 III. On the Senses Expatriate
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Play 30 IV. On Knowledge A Priori, Pt. 1 Expatriate
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Play 31 IV. On Knowledge A Priori, Pt. 2 Expatriate
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Play 32 IV. On Knowledge A Priori, Pt. 3 Expatriate
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Play 33 IV. On Knowledge A Priori, Pt. 4 Expatriate
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Play 34 V. On the Irrational Intellect Expatriate
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Play 35 VI. The Doctrine of Abstract or Rational Knowledge Expatriate
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Play 36 VII. On the Relation of the Concrete Knowledge of Perception to Abstract Knowledge, Pt. 1 Expatriate
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Play 37 VII. On the Relation of the Concrete Knowledge of Perception to Abstract Knowledge, Pt. 2 Expatriate
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Play 38 VII. On the Relation of the Concrete Knowledge of Perception to Abstract Knowledge, Pt. 3 Expatriate
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Play 39 VIII. On the Theory of the Ludicrous, Pt. 1 Expatriate
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Play 40 VIII. On the Theory of the Ludicrous, Pt. 2 Expatriate
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Play 41 IX. On Logic in General Expatriate
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Play 42 X. On the Syllogism Expatriate
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Play 43 XI. On Rhetoric Expatriate
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Play 44 XII. On the Doctrine of Science Expatriate
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Play 45 XIII. On the Methods of Mathematics Expatriate
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Play 46 XIV. On the Association of Ideas Expatriate
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Play 47 XV. On the Essential Imperfections of the Intellect, Pt. 1 Expatriate
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Play 48 XV. On the Essential Imperfections of the Intellect, Pt. 2 Expatriate
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Play 49 XVI. On the Practical Use of Reason & On Stoicism, Pt. 1 Expatriate
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Play 50 XVI. On the Practical Use of Reason & On Stoicism, Pt. 2 Expatriate
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Play 51 XVII. On Man's Need of Metaphysics, Pt. 1 Expatriate
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Play 52 XVII. On Man's Need of Metaphysics, Pt. 2 Expatriate
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Play 53 XVII. On Man's Need of Metaphysics, Pt. 3 Expatriate
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Play 54 XVII. On Man's Need of Metaphysics, Pt. 4 Expatriate
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Play 55 XVIII. On the Possibility of Knowing the Thing In Itself Expatriate
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Play 56 XIX. On the Primacy of the Will in Self-Consciousness, Pt. 1 Expatriate
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Play 57 XIX. On the Primacy of the Will in Self-Consciousness, Pt. 2 Expatriate
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Play 58 XIX. On the Primacy of the Will in Self-Consciousness, Pt. 3 Expatriate
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Play 59 XIX. On the Primacy of the Will in Self-Consciousness, Pt. 4 Expatriate
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Play 60 XIX. On the Primacy of the Will in Self-Consciousness, Pt. 5 Expatriate
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Play 61 XIX. On the Primacy of the Will in Self-Consciousness, Pt. 6 Expatriate
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Play 62 XX. Objectification of the Will in the Animal Organism, Pt. 1 Expatriate
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Play 63 XX. Objectification of the Will in the Animal Organism, Pt. 2 Expatriate
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Play 64 XX. Objectification of the Will in the Animal Organism, Pt. 3 Expatriate
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Play 65 XX. Objectification of the Will in the Animal Organism, Pt. 4 Expatriate
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