The World as Will and Presentation (Vol. 1) (Library of Primary Sources)
Part of the Longman Library of Primary Sources in Philosophy,” this first volume of Schopenhauer's The World as Will and Presentation is framed by a pedagogical structure designed to make this important work of philosophy more accessible and meaningful for readers. A General Introduction includes the work's historical context, a discussion of historical influences, and bio...more
The best parts of this volume, however, are when he co...more
It has been awhile and I don't remember all of the details. I just remember really liking it, I wonder if it how it would hold up if I read it again.
Leave it to a man with an ego as large as the great outdoors to write a book about The Will being the fundamental object in creation.
In the process of developing his view he began by telling the reader not to bother reading his book if the reader is not prepared to read both volumes twice, along with his doctoral thesis, and the works of Kant and of Plato. That was the minimum reading list. He would also like for the re...more
I did not read this book for a treatise on metaphysics however, I read it because I am a musician and was thoroughly...more
Mi-aş fi dorit să nu aleg pilula albastră a adevărului. Viaţa mea era mai simplă: „cel ce îşi înmulţeşte ştiinţa îşi sporeşte suferinţa” zice Ecleziastul.
Schopenhauer este un maestru al vorbelor: îţi modifică în aşa fel percepţia asupra realităţii(?) (îţi ridică de pe ochi vălul Mayei, al iluziei cum zice el) încât nu mai poţi fi inocent vreo...more
That said, I very much enjoyed Schopenhauer's abridged mental meanderings and reasonings, some parts were informative, some parts I agreed with but ultimately his philosophy is not really for me. His texts ar...more
Even though his philosophical insights are important as they form a basis of Existentialism and are heavily influenced bu Buddhism, reading this translation is a heavy slog.
I'll go back to the secondary sources, thank you.
Schop was a contemporary of Kant and somewhat jealous of the philosophical don's popularity. Kant, who was a dry and often dull writer, had a reputation for being a great speaker and his lectures were often packed to standing room only. Schop made an arrogant move by sche...more