The World as Will and Idea

Arthur Schopenhauer

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The World as Will and Idea (also known as The World as Will and Representation) by Arthur Schopenhauer, was originally published in 1818. This edition is the complete 3 volume set, translated by R. B. Haldane and J. Kemp. The pinnacle of Schopenhauer’s philosophical thought, The World as Will and Idea was praised as 'a work of philosophical genius, bold, universal, full of penetration and profoundness', by German writer, Jean Paul. It was quoted by Charles Darwin in The Descent of Man, and the ideas in the book on the unconscious can be found in the works of Jung and Freud. Schopenhauer would become one of the most influential philosophers in Germany.

This book has 1,258 pages in the PDF version, and was originally published in 1818; this translation by R. B. Haldane and J. Kemp was published in 1909.

Production notes: This ebook of The World as Will and Idea was published by Global Grey on the 11th May 2018.

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