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General editor's preface; Editorial notes and references; Introduction; Notes on text and translation; Chronology; Bibliography; The World as Will and Representation: Volume 1: Preface to the first edition; Preface to the second edition; Preface to the third edition; First Book. The world as representation, first consideration. Representation subject to the principle of sufficient reason: the object of experience and science; Second Book. The world as will, first consideration. The objectivation of the will; Third Book. The world as representation, second consideration. Representation independent of the principle of sufficient reason: the Platonic Idea: the object of art; Fourth Book. The world as will, second consideration. With the achievement of self-knowledge, affirmation and negation of the will to life; Appendix: critique of the Kantian philosophy; Variants in different editions; Glossary of names; Index.

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A translation of Schopenhauer's major and influential work which contains his entire philosophical system.

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Judith Norman is Professor of Philosophy at Trinity University, Texas. She is co-editor of The New Schelling (2004) with Alistair Welchman. She has also previously translated works by Nietzsche including Beyond Good and Evil (Cambridge University Press, 2002) and The Antichrist, Ecce Homo, Twilight of the Idols, The Case of Wagner and Nietzsche Contra Wagner (Cambridge University Press, 2005). Alistair Welchman is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Texas at San Antonio. He is co-editor of The New Schelling (2004), and has also published numerous articles on contemporary European thought. Christopher Janaway is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Southampton. His previous publications include Self and World in Schopenhauer's Philosophy (1989) and Schopenhauer: A Very Short Introduction (2002). He is editor of The Cambridge Companion to Schopenhauer (1999) and has edited and translated Schopenhauer: The Two Fundamental Problems of Ethics (2009).


"...This book will be of interest to general readers, undergraduates, graduates, and scholars in the field." --George Lazaroiu, PhD, Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences, New York, Analysis and Metaphysics

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