Schopenhauer's The World as Will and Representation is widely considered to be one of the most important and influential texts in nineteenth-century German philosophy. The text provides an avenue through which to introduce and explore a rich assortment of philosophical themes and questions, and represents Schopenhauer's widely discussed attempt to find personal meaning amidst a violent, frustrating and seemingly godless world. Since it was published in 1818, the text has influenced generations of musicians, artists, writers and historians, as well as philosophers.ThisA Reader's Guide presents a concise and accessible introduction to the text, offering invaluable guidance on:- Philosophical context- Key themes- Reading the text- Reception and influence- Further reading
Schopenhauer's 'The World as Will and Representation'
A Reader's Guide