[Reading] ➻ The World as Will and Idea By Arthur Schopenhauer – Pocket-bikes.us

The World as Will and Idea 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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  • The World as Will and Idea
  • Arthur Schopenhauer
  • English
  • 03 November 2017
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  1. says:

    The world is my idea And so with these words Schopenhauer begins his magnum opus with one of the most provocative opening lines in all of literature He continues, a truth which holds good for every thing that lives and knows, Man knows not a sun, and not an earth, but only an eye that sees a sun, a hand that feels an earth that the world which surrounds him exists only as idea that is, only in relation to something else, the one who conceives the idea, which is himself The whole of Sch The world is my idea And so with these words Schopenhauer begins his magnum opus with one of the most provocative opening lines in all of literature He continues, a truth which holds good for every thing that lives and knows, Man knows not a sun, and not an earth, but...


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    There s plenty about the content of Schopenhauer s work here on Goodreads and elsewhere online I won t add to it What I will say is that Schopenhauer was the most honest and sincere of the great thinkers While other philosophers in the western canon offer ideal worlds, pure reason, knowledge of God, aesthetic affirmation, concrete moral values, and mystical shades of Being, Schopenhauer deals earnestly and sensitively with the causes of wordly suffering, the wellsprings of human motivation, There s plenty about the content of Schopenhauer s work here on Goodreads and elsewhere online I won t add to it What I will say is that Schopenhauer was the most honest and sincere of the great thinkers While other philosophers in the western canon offer ideal worlds, pure reason, knowledge of God, aesthetic affirmation, concrete moral values, and mystical shades of Being, Schopenhauer deals earnestly and sensitively with the causes of wordly suffering, the wellsprings of human motivation, and ...


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    Can t say I quite made it all the way through Yet, his work constitutes a breath of fresh air After reading all too many postmodern philosophers Foucault, Derrida, Deleuze, Lyotard, etc Schopenhauer makes what seems to be a bold statement objective facts can be known by digging beneath interpretations, yet most people never do this precisely because it takes an extreme amount of effort Therefore, the human experience of reality tends to beethereal, and appears to be nothingCan t say I quite made it all the way through Yet, his work constitutes a breath of fresh air After reading all too many postmodern philosophers Foucault, Derrida, Deleuze, Lyotard, etc Schopenhauer makes what seems to be a bold statement objective facts can be known by digging beneath interpretations, yet most people never do this precisely because it takes an extreme amount of effort Therefore, the human experience of reality tends to beethereal, and appears to be nothingthan willling various illusory ideas that are taken to be reality he is definitely not saying everything is an idea, the world is unknowable being disinterested is practically impossible for the vast majority of people, which means that only an elite few...


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    Okay, I ve just finished rereading The World As Will and Idea for the second time and am determined to make this comment amusing, if not outright fun Schopenhauer s masterwork goes this way 1 Kant had almost everything right when he said that we live in a reality of mental representations phenomena and are incapable of connecting directly with the underlying things in themselves noumena.2 HOWEVER, Schopenhauer knows what the basic thing in itself is It s Will Will in the rocks, the sea Okay, I ve just finished rereading The World As Will and Idea for the second time and am determined to make this comment amusing, if not outright fun Schopenhauer s masterwork goes this way 1 Kant had almost everything right when he said that we live in a reality of mental representations phenomena and are incapable of connecting directly with the underlying things in themselves noumena.2 HOWEVER, Schopenhauer knows what the basic thing in itself is It s Will Will in the rocks, the seas, everything material and everything organic, you and me, too.3 It remains somewhat unclear to me exactly how Schopenhauer can know this if he agrees that mortals cannot transcend the phenomenal, but he makes a comp...


  5. says:

    my favorite part in schopenhauer is his discussion of music, in which he qualifies leibnitz s aphorism that music is an unconscious exercise in arithmetic whereby the mind does not know it is counting with the claim that music...


  6. says:

    Amazing, many answers to be found by reading Schopenhauer


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    Without greater length than is conducive to a website like this, one cannot thoroughly review such a profound work Thus, I will only make some comments The book is not voluminous, but it is deep and wide in subject matter It is a book to mull over Some say Schopenhauer is redundant, but rather than saying the same thingsthan once, he uses multiple examples to support his arguments I find these numerous examples helpful and part of the philosopher s artistry.A little about Schopenhauer Without greater length than is conducive to a website like this, one cannot thoroughly review such a profound work Thus, I will only make some comments The book is not voluminous, but it is deep and wide in subject matter It is a book to mull over Some say Schopenhauer is redundant, but rather t...


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    Definitely a worth while read Although it was very thought provoking, I didn t feel it meshed well with my understanding of the universe and life Essentially Schopenhauer s thought is that the ultimate underling reality that governs everything in the universe is the Will Not individual will, but this sort of ominous Will of the universe Sort of like the Brahman in Hinduism Like in the Hindi teachings Schopenhauer suggests that his work illustrates the importance of Removing the veil of Ma Definitely a worth while read Although it was very thought provoking, I didn t feel it meshed well with my understanding of the universe and life Essentially Schopenhauer s thought is that the ultimate underling reality that governs everything in the universe is the Will Not individual will, but this sort of ominous Will of the universe Sort of like the Brahman in Hinduism Like in the Hindi teachings Schopenhauer suggests that his work illustrates the importance of Removing the veil of Maya ignorance and then you can face the ultimate truth, the Will You can very easily notice the influence of eastern thought on his work if you d studied Hinduism and Buddhism Although I don t feel that Schopenhauer s view of reality is in fact accurate, I highly recommend that one read th...


  9. says:

    What a crabby old fart This book is the keystone of his entire thought At times, old Schopie is so pessimistic that you can t help laughing Unlike usual philosopher, he writes decently, and the book is quite easy to read His insight on art and genius seem to me to be spot on.


  10. says:

    This book was the first I read after Critique of Pure reason which made the subject matter easily accessible I really enjoyed the idealism of the will as that which is the thing in itself and the idea the objectification of it Schopenhauer does an excellent job coming to these conclusions based on Platonic forms and Kantian metaphysics The book is worth reading on this account.I did not read this book for a treatise on metaphysics however, I read it because I am a musician and was thoroughly This book was the first I read after Critique of Pure reason which made the subject matter easily accessible I really enjoyed the idealism of the will as that which is the thing in itself and the idea the ob...

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