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World as Will and Idea, Vol. 3 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:

18h 1m


Chapters

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Chapter 1
Chapter 1

07:56


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

18:56


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

18:30


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

23:09


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

18:04


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

17:55


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

21:59


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

19:23


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

27:33


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

22:10


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

24:06


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

18:57


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

29:46


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

10:47


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

25:35


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

21:09


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

22:26


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

25:22


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

11:35


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:13


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

13:31


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

23:58


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

14:33


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

20:34


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

22:22


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

22:26


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

31:13


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

03:54


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

19:21


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

21:24


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

20:20


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

18:03


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

19:51


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

21:01


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

21:08


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

19:53


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

16:36


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

22:37


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

21:08


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

20:37


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

20:04


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

25:23


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

12:50


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

21:48


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

23:43


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

20:48


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

19:35


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

22:13


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

20:38


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

25:54


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

23:57


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

17:11


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

18:51


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

22:55