Essay on the Freedom of the Will

Essay on the Freedom of the Will

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The winning entry in a competition held by the Royal Norwegian Society of Sciences, Schopenhauer's 1839 essay brought its author international recognition. Its brilliant and elegant treatments of free will and determinism elevated it to a classic of Western philosophy, and its penetrating reflections still remain relevant. Schopenhauer makes a distinction between freedom of acting (which he endorses) and the freedom of willing (which he refutes). The philosopher regards human activity as entirely determined, but he also posits that the variety of freedom that cannot be established in the sphere of human activity resides at the level of individuated willa€”a reality that transcends all dependency on outside factors. Because the essay's clear and rigorous argument reveals many basic features of his thought, it forms a useful introduction to Schopenhauer for students of philosophy or religion.Arthur Schopenhauer. of parts; and where the effect of these stimuli is life, in its infinite complexity and countless varieties of type, in the multiple forms of plant and animal life.3 But has the relationship between cause and effect, because of theanbsp;...


Title:Essay on the Freedom of the Will
Author: Arthur Schopenhauer
Publisher:Courier Corporation - 2012-03-02
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