The World as Will and Representation, Vol. 1

Description

Arthur Schopenhauer's Die Welt als Wille und Vorstellung is one of the most important philosophical works of the nineteenth century, the basic statement of one important stream of post-Kantian thought. It is without question Schopenhauer's greatest work. Conceived and published before the philosopher was 30 and expanded 25 years later, it is the summation of a lifetime of thought. For 70 years, the only unabridged English translation of this work was the Haldane-Kemp collaboration. In 1958, a new translation by E. F. J. Payne appeared that decisively supplanted the older one. Payne's translation is superior because it corrects nearly 1,000 errors and omissions in the Haldane-Kemp translation, and it is based on the definitive 1937 German edition of Schopenhauer's work prepared by Dr. Arthur Hübscher. Payne's edition is the first to translate into English the text's many quotations in half a dozen languages. It is thus the most useful edition for the student or teacher.

Details

Author(s)
Arthur Schopenhauer
Format
Paperback | 564 pages
Dimensions
137 x 215 x 28.7mm | 576.06g
Publication date
01 Jun 1966
Publisher
Dover Publications Inc.
Publication City/Country
New York, United States
Language
English
Edition
New edition
Edition Statement
New edition
ISBN10
0486217612
ISBN13
9780486217611
Bestsellers rank
25,857