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The World as Will and Idea Volume 1

Arthur Schopenhauer

Schopenhauer used the word "will" as a human's most familiar designation for the concept that can also be signified by other words such as "desire," "striving," "wanting," "effort," and "urging." Schopenhauer's philosophy holds that all nature, including man, is the expression of an insatiable will to life. It is through the will that mankind finds all their suffering. Desire for more is what causes this suffering. He used the word representation (Vorstellung) to signify the mental idea or image of any object that is experienced as being external to the mind. It is sometimes translated as idea or presentation. This concept includes the representation of the observing subject's own body. Schopenhauer called the subject's own body the immediate object because it is in the closest proximity to the mind, which is located in the brain. (Summary by wikipedia)

Schopenhauer used the word "will" as a human's most familiar designation for the concept that can also be signified by other words such as "desire," "striving," "wanting," "effort," and "urging." Schopenhauer's philosophy holds that all nature, including man, is the expression of an insatiable will to life. It is through the will that mankind finds all their suffering. Desire for more is what causes this suffering. He used the word representation (Vorstellung) to signify the mental idea or image of any object that is experienced as being external to the mind. It is sometimes translated as idea or presentation. This concept includes the representation of the observing subject's own body. Schopenhauer called the subject's own body the immediate object because it is in the closest proximity to the mind, which is located in the brain. (Summary by wikipedia)
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Genres:

Philosophy

Description:

Schopenhauer used the word "will" as a human's most familiar designation for the concept that can also be signified by other words such as "desire," "striving," "wanting," "effort," and "urging." Schopenhauer's philosophy holds that all nature, including man, is the expression of an insatiable will to life. It is through the will that mankind finds all their suffering. Desire for more is what causes this suffering. He used the word representation (Vorstellung) to signify the mental idea or image of any object that is experienced as being external to the mind. It is sometimes translated as idea or presentation. This concept includes the representation of the observing subject's own body. Schopenhauer called the subject's own body the immediate object because it is in the closest proximity to the mind, which is located in the brain. (Summary by wikipedia)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

22h 42m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

02:39


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

16:18


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

29:26


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

34:15


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

36:17


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

30:14


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

14:40


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

30:23


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

26:03


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

37:05


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

47:54


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

25:29


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

36:50


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

38:27


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

33:59


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

27:46


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

13:21


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

24:58


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

46:07


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

29:11


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

19:23


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

33:59


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

43:41


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

35:46


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

32:34


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

23:01


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

17:47


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

37:41


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

36:52


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

11:47


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

38:50


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

38:39


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

28:15


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

44:34


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

22:35


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

23:46


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

33:34


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

35:01


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

34:31


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

32:26


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

27:21


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

38:13


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

41:12


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

39:01


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

10:11