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The World as Will and Idea (3 vols.)

by Schopenhauer, Arthur

Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co. 1909

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These three volumes of The World as Will and Idea represent the seminal work of influential German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer. Explaining his philosophy that “the world is my representation,” Schopenhauer argues that individuals are motivated by pleasure, and that happiness and satisfaction are unattainable, making aesthetic contemplation the more prudent course. Heavily influenced by Immanuel Kant, Schopenhauer wrote a famous critique of Kantian philosophy, included in volume 2. With several known variations to the title, these volumes are presented as The World as Will and Idea, translated from German by R. B. Haldane and John Kemp.

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Key Features

  • Schopenhauer’s philosophy of the “will”
  • Supplemental texts to each of the books
  • A critique of Kantian philosophy

Individual Titles

The World as Will and Idea, vol. 1

  • Author: Arthur Schopenhauer
  • Translators: R. B. Haldane and John Kemp
  • Publisher: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner & Co.
  • Publication Date: 1909
  • Pages: 532

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5

This volume contains Schopenhauer’s original works on the philosophy of the will. The text includes The Idea Subordinated to the Principle of Sufficient Reason, The Objectification of the Will, The Idea Independent of the Principle of Sufficient Reason, and The Assertion and Denial of the Will to Live, When Self-Consciousness has been Attained.

The World as Will and Idea, vol. 2

  • Author: Arthur Schopenhauer
  • Translators: R. B. Haldane and John Kemp
  • Publisher: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner & Co.
  • Publication Date: 1909
  • Pages: 496

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5

This volume includes the Schopenhauer’s criticism of the Kantian philosophy, as well as supplements to the first and second books of The Idea Subordinated to the Principle of Sufficient Reason and The Objectification of the Will.

The World as Will and Idea, vol. 3

  • Author: Arthur Schopenhauer
  • Translators: R. B. Haldane and John Kemp
  • Publisher: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner & Co.
  • Publication Date: 1909
  • Pages: 517

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5

This volume includes additional supplements to The Objectification of the Will, as well as supplements to The Idea Independent of the Principle of Sufficient Reason and The Assertion and Denial of the Will to Live, When Self-Consciousness has been Attained.

Product Details

  • Title: The World as Will and Idea
  • Author: Arthur Schopenhauer
  • Translators: R. B. Haldane and John Kemp
  • Publisher: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner & Co.
  • Volumes: 3
  • Pages: 1,545

About Arthur Schopenhauer

Arthur Schopenhauer (1788–1860) was a German philosopher who is best known for his “World as Will” philosophy. He wrote the first volume of The World as Will and Idea early in his career and compiled the next two volumes as supplements later. His work influenced many great thinkers, including Nietzche, Einstein, and Freud.