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The World as Will and Idea, Volume 2

by Arthur Schopenhauer

The World as Will and Representation is the central work of the German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer. The first edition was published in late 1818, with the date 1819 on the title-page. A second, two-volume edition appeared in 1844: volume one was an edited version of the 1818 edition, while volume two consisted of commentary on the ideas expounded in volume one. A third expanded edition was published in 1859, the year prior to Schopenhauer's death. In 1948, an abridged version was edited by Thomas Mann.
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Arthur Schopenhauer was a German philosopher born on February 22, 1788, in Danzig (present-day Gdańsk, Poland). He is best known for his work "The World as Will and Representation", which was publishe...

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