On the Fourfold Root of the Principle of Sufficient Reason and on the Will in Nature
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1 bound volume; 428 pages
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Arthur Schopenhauer (22 February 1788 – 21 September 1860) was a German philosopher. He is best known for his 1818 work The World as Will and Representation (expanded in 1844), wherein he characterizes the phenomenal world as the product of a blind and insatiable metaphysical will.
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On the Fourfold Root of the Principle of Sufficient Reason is an elaboration on the classical Principle of Sufficient Reason written by German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer as his doctoral dissertation in 1813. The principle of sufficient reason is a powerful and controversial philosophical principle stipulating that everything must have a reason or cause. On the Will in Nature is an essay by Schopenhauer that skillfully employs the queries and findings of the rapidly expanding natural sciences in support of his theory of the will. These essays were translated by Madame Karl Hillebrand. Please see the attached Contents pages.
Winthrop purchased the volume in 1902
George Bell and Sons
Philosophy, Sufficient Reason, Philosophy of Nature, German Philosophers
Philosophy | Philosophy of Science
Schopenhauer, Arthur and Hillebrand, Karl, "On the Fourfold Root of the Principle of Sufficient Reason and on the Will in Nature" (1891). Rare Books. 77.