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Schopenhauer on the Character of the World: The Metaphysics of Will

Atwell, John E.

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ISBN 10: 0520087704 / ISBN 13: 9780520087705
Published by University of California Press, Berkeley, 1995
Used Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Title: Schopenhauer on the Character of the World: ...

Publisher: University of California Press, Berkeley

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: 1st Edition

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The most extensive English-language study of Schopenhauer's metaphysics of the will yet published, this book represents a major contribution to Schopenhauer scholarship. Here, John E. Atwell critically but sympathetically examines the philosopher's main work, The World as Will and Representation, demonstrating that the philosophical system it puts forth does constitute a consistent whole. The author holds that this system is centered on a single thought, "The world is self-knowledge of the will." He then traces this unifying concept through the four books of The World as Will and Representation, and, in the process, dissolves the work's alleged inconsistencies.

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"I suspect that this will become the book on Schopenhauer's metaphysics for many years to come, and will be required reading for any serious student of Schopenhauer's thought."—David E. Cartwright, University of Wisconsin, Whitewater

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