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World As Will and Idea, Vol. 1 of 3

Arthur Schopenhauer

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Genres:

Philosophy

Description:

In this work, Schopenhauer explains his fundamental idea that at the root of the reality we see around us is a Will that eternally, insatiably seeks to be satisfied. Each human Subject observes the Objects around her from the perspective of that fundamental Will working within each person. The human observer is distracted by the details of life and individual distinctions that obscure this Will; only by penetrating this “principium individuationis” (which is enslaved by the cause-and-effect tyranny of the Principle of Sufficient Reason) can the observer perceive the essential Thing-In-Itself. Art has the power to make us see the Thing-In-Itself, the Platonic Idea freed from the individual particular manifestation of it, thus enabling us to transcend the individual Will and perceive something of true Reality. Perceiving the common Will in all humanity, we are able to come closer to an ego-less love based on that shared essence. Schopenhauer squarely faces the fact that existence is fundamentally suffering, but it would be simplistic to label him (as is so often done) as nothing but a pessimist. His affirmation of Art and Love is a transforming principle, having a powerful influence on writers such as Tolstoy. In the end, he chooses the Way of Negation as the path toward peace; by denying our Will, by silencing the many outbreaks of Will in our lives, we can approach the ultimate peace of annihilation that is the theme of the great Vedic philosophy of India, to which Schopenhauer admits his profound debt. ( summary by Expatriate)

Language:

English

Narrators:

Expatriate

Length:

21h 3m


Chapters

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Chapter 1
Chapter 1

16:18


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

29:06


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

15:39


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

15:47


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

17:27


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

19:37


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

16:14


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

14:14


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

12:38


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

16:24


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

14:35


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

24:55


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

09:46


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

23:43


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

22:38


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

21:47


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

23:15


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

14:08


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

11:43


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

09:00


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

09:35


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

09:54


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

21:34


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

27:56


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

08:29


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

13:27


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

15:11


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

20:30


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

22:47


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

27:42


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

10:18


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

17:04


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

10:35


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

10:21


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

08:58


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

30:44


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

03:53


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

15:18


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

19:44


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:40


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

11:20


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

02:53


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

15:22


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:13


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

17:54


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:47


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

03:10


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

11:02


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

10:25


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

17:37


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

37:49


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

37:37


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

11:29


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

33:47


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

23:28


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

20:18


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

21:27


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

09:59


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

24:38


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

12:45


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

09:23


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

15:15


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

07:30


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

16:58


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

16:45


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

17:51


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

20:10


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

07:32


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

23:15


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

21:20


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

09:42


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

15:35


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

14:19


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

17:47


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

14:42


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

13:19


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

16:30


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

10:40