On the Fourfold Root of the Principle of Sufficient Reason and on the Will in Nature

Title

On the Fourfold Root of the Principle of Sufficient Reason and on the Will in Nature

Call Number

B 3123 .E5 H6

Date of Publication

1891

Collection Size

1 bound volume; 428 pages

Restrictions

Open under the rules and regulations of the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections

Language

English

Historical Note

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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Description

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.

Additional Notes

The original accession number is 1289

Provenance

Winthrop purchased the volume in 1902

Publisher

George Bell and Sons

City

London

Keywords

Philosophy, Sufficient Reason, Philosophy of Nature, German Philosophers

Disciplines

Philosophy | Philosophy of Science

On the Fourfold Root of the Principle of Sufficient Reason and on the Will in Nature

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