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The Art of Controversy

by Arthur Schopenhauer

Collected here are six short essays-- The Basis of All Dialect; Stratagems; On the Comparative Place of Interest and Beauty in Works of Art; Psychological Observations; and On the Wisdom of Life: Aphorisms, and Genius and Virtue-- by the world renowned philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer.

The Art of Literature

by Arthur Schopenhauer

Collected here are eight short essays-- On Authorship, On Style, On the Study of Latin, On Men of Learning, On Thinking for Ones Self, On Criticism, On Reputation, On Genius-- by the world renowned philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer.

El arte de tener siempre la razón y tres ensayos

by Arthur Schopenhauer

En estos ensayos de Arthur Schopenhauer encontramos algunos consejos para desenvolvernos mejor en diversas situaciones cotidianas. También descubriremos valiosas reflexiones que nos permitirán comprender mejor la naturaleza humana y, por lo tanto, a nosotros mismos. "El arte de tener siempre la razón" es una reflexión con estrategias que nos ayudarán a desarrollar la habilidad de mantener una conversación con la razón de nuestro lado. "Aforismos sobre el arte de vivir" nos invita a cuestionarnos sobre nuestro mundo interior y a contrastarlo con el externo. "La moral" nos permite percibir que en realidad la virtud es una acción, un modo de vida y no una serie de normas que debemos aprender a ejecutar.

Collected Essays of Arthur Schopenhauer

by Arthur Schopenhauer

Collected here are fourty-two short essays, previously published as seven separate books, Councils and Maxims, On Human Nature, On Religion, Studies in Pessimism, The Art of Controversy, The Art of Literature, and The Wisdom of Life. This is the most complete collection available from the world renowned philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer.

Counsels and Maxims

by Arthur Schopenhauer

So if you have to live amongst men, you must allow everyone the right to exist in accordance with the character he has, whatever it turns out to be: and all you should strive to do is to make use of this character in such a way as its kind and nature permit, rather than to hope for any alteration in it, or to condemn it off-hand for what it is. This is the true sense of the maxim--Live and let live. That, however, is a task which is difficult in proportion as it is right; and he is a happy man who can once for all avoid having to do with a great many of his fellow creatures.

Essays and Aphorisms

by Arthur Schopenhauer R. J. Hollingdale

One of the greatest philosophers of the nineteenth century, Schopenhauer (1788-1860) believed that human action is determined not by reason but by 'will' - the blind and irrational desire for physical existence. This selection of his writings on religion, ethics, politics, women, suicide, books and many other themes is taken from Schopenhauer's last work, Parerga and Paralipomena, which he published in 1851. These pieces depict humanity as locked in a struggle beyond good and evil, and each individual absolutely free within a Godless world, in which art, morality and self-awareness are our only salvation. This innovative - and pessimistic - view has proved powerfully influential upon philosophy and art, directly affecting the work of Nietzsche, Wittgenstein and Wagner among others.

The Essential Schopenhauer

by Arthur Schopenhauer

A new, comprehensive English anthology What is the meaning of life? How should I live? Is there any purpose to the universe? Generations have turned to the great German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer for answers to such essential questions of existence. His influence has extended not only to later philosophers-Nietzsche, Freud, and Wittgenstein among them-but also to musicians, artists, and important novelists such as Tolstoy, Thomas Mann, and Proust. The Essential Schopenhauer, the most comprehensive English anthology now available of this seminal thinker's writings, will open English readers to Schopenhauer's profound ideas. Selected by Wolfgang Schirmacher, president of the International Schopenhauer Association, The Essential Schopenhauer is an invaluable and accessible introduction to Schopenhauer's powerful body of work.

Human Nature

by Arthur Schopenhauer

Schopenhauer believed in the supremacy of will over intellect, and he wrote extensively on the motivations behind actions. These six essays, drawn from Parerga and posthumously published works, include observations on government, free will and fatalism, character, moral instinct, and ethics. They reflect the author's wide range of interests and offer an accessible approach to his philosophy.

On the Fourfold Root of the Principle of sufficient Reason and Other Writings

by Arthur Schopenhauer Christopher Janaway Edward E. Erdmann David E. Cartwright

The purpose of the Cambridge Edition of the Works of Schopenhauer is to offer translations of the best modern German editions of Schopenhauer's work in a uniform format suitable for Schopenhauer scholars, together with philosophical introductions and full editorial apparatus. This volume of new translations unites three shorter works by Arthur Schopenhauer that expand on themes from his book The World as Will and Representation. In On the Fourfold Root he takes the principle of sufficient reason, which states that nothing is without a reason why it is, and shows how it covers different forms of explanation or ground that previous philosophers have tended to confuse. Schopenhauer regarded this study, which he first wrote as his doctoral dissertation, as an essential preliminary to The World as Will and Representation. On Will in Nature examines contemporary scientific findings in search of corroboration of his thesis that processes in nature are all a species of striving towards ends; and On Vision and Colours defends an anti-Newtonian account of colour perception influenced by Goethe's famous colour theory. This is the first English edition to provide extensive editorial notes on the different published versions of these works. David E. Cartwright is a Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies and the chair of the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at the University of Wisconsin--Whitewater. He has numerous publications on nineteenth-century German philosophy and has edited and translated a number of Schopenhauer's books, most recently with Edward E. Erdmann, The Two Fundamental Problems of Ethics (2010); he is the author of Schopenhauer: A Biography (2010). Edward E. Erdmann is an emeritus faculty member of the University of Wisconsin--Whitewater with a scholarly background in classical and early modern rhetorical theory. He writes regularly on subjects in agriculture and has edited German translations of textbooks and scientific reports on organic agriculture. Christopher Janaway is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Southampton. He has published widely on nineteenth-century German philosophy, including Self and World in Schopenhauer's Philosophy (1989), The Cambridge Companion to Schopenhauer (1999), Schopenhauer: A Very Short Introduction (2002), and Beyond Selflessness: Reading Nietzsche's Genealogy (2007). He is General Editor of The Cambridge Edition of the Works of Schopenhauer, in which he has translated The Two Fundamental Problems of Ethics and co-translated The World as Will and Representation, Volume 1.

Religion From the Essays of Arhur Schopenhauer

by Arthur Schopenhauer

Collected here are five short essays, A Dialogue, A Few Words on Pantheism, On Books and Reading, Physiognomy, and, Psychological Observations, by the world renowned philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer.

Schopenhauer: The World as Will and Representation: Volume 1

by Arthur Schopenhauer Christopher Janaway Judith Norman Alistair Welchman

First published in 1818, The World as Will and Representation contains Schopenhauer's entire philosophy, ranging through epistemology, metaphysics, philosophy of mind and action, aesthetics and philosophy of art, to ethics, the meaning of life and the philosophy of religion, in an attempt to account for the world in all its significant aspects. It gives a unique and influential account of what is and is not of value in existence, the striving and pain of the human condition and the possibility of deliverance from it. This new translation of the first volume of what later became a two-volume work reflects the eloquence and power of Schopenhauer's prose and renders philosophical terms accurately and consistently. It offers an introduction, glossary of names and bibliography, and succinct editorial notes, including notes on the revisions of the text which Schopenhauer made in 1844 and 1859.

Sobre la voluntad en la Naturaleza

by Arthur Schopenhauer

El filósofo alemán Arthur Schopenhauer (Danzing, 1788-1860) tuvo más influencia sobre los escritores que sobre los pensadores. Los motivos: su forma de escribir, clara y sencilla, algo muy difícil de encontrar en cualquier filósofo, y su manera de reflexionar, despiadadamente crítica, cercana al sin salida ontológico. Los pensamientos -y contribuciones- de Schopenhauer giran entre la representación del objeto y el objeto mismo, en esa zona metafísica que él denomina voluntad.

Studies in Pessimism

by Arthur Schopenhauer

Collected here are nine short essays, On the Sufferings of the World, The Vanity of Existence, On Suicide, Immortality: A Dialogue, Psychological Observations, On Education, Of Women, On Noise, and A Few Parables, by the world renowned philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer.

The Suffering of the World

by Arthur Schopenhauer

Arthur Schopenhauer was one of the world's most influential philosophers. Included here are nine of his most important essays, including 'On the Sufferings of the World,' 'The Vanity of Existence,' 'On Suicide,' 'Immortality: a Dialogue,' 'Psychological Observations,' 'On Education,' 'Of Women,' 'On Noise,' and

The Two Fundamental Problems of Ethics

by Arthur Schopenhauer Christopher Janaway

The purpose of the Cambridge Edition of the Works of Schopenhauer is to offer translations of the best modern German editions of Schopenhauer's work in a uniform format suitable for Schopenhauer scholars, together with philosophical introductions and full editorial apparatus. Arthur Schopenhauer's The Two Fundamental Problems of Ethics (1841) consists of two groundbreaking essays: On the Freedom of the Will and On the Basis of Morals. The essays make original contributions to ethics and display Schopenhauer's erudition, prose-style and flair for philosophical controversy, as well as philosophical views that contrast sharply with the positions of both Kant and Nietzsche. Written accessibly, they do not presuppose the intricate metaphysics which Schopenhauer constructs elsewhere. This is the first English edition of these works to re-unite both essays in one volume. It offers a new translation by Christopher Janaway, together with an introduction, editorial notes on Schopenhauer's vocabulary and the different editions of his essays, a chronology of his life, a bibliography and a glossary of names.

The Wisdom of Life

by Arthur Schopenhauer

A disciple of Kant and a significant factor in shaping Nietzsche's thinking, Arthur Schopenhauer worked from the foundation that all knowledge derives from our experience of the world, but that our experience is necessarily subjective and formed by our own intellect and biases: reality, therefore, is but an extension of our own will. In this essay, translated by THOMAS BAILEY SAUNDERS (1860-1928) and first published in English in the 1890s, Schopenhauer explores concepts of what internal driving forces and external interpersonal dynamics contribute to the individual's happiness, from our own personalities to our wealth and social standing. The datedness of some of Schopenhauer's ideas--including a decidedly prefeminist interpretation of women's choices and a connection between fame and reputation that is no longer always active in our celebrity culture--only serve to highlight the philopher's basic assumption of human life: that it is characterized chiefly by misery. Students of philosophy and of 19th-century intellectualism will find this a fascinating read.

The Wisdom of Life

by Arthur Schopenhauer

In this essay from Schopenhauer's final work, Parerga und Paralipomena (1851), the philosopher favors individual strength of will and independent, reasoned deliberation over the tendency to act on irrational impulses. He examines the ways in which life can be arranged to derive the highest degree of pleasure and success

The World as Will and Representation, Vol. 2

by Arthur Schopenhauer

Volume 2 of the definitive English translation of one of the most important philosophical works of the 19th century, the basic statement in one important stream of post-Kantian thought. Corrects nearly 1,000 errors and omissions in the older Haldane-Kemp translation. For the first time, this edition translates and locates all quotes and provides full index.

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