The World as Will And Idea, Volume 1

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By Hawfinch on 25-02-17

Excellent reading

This is the first volume of Haldane & Kemp's 19th century 3-volume translation of Die Welt als Wille und Vorstellung. (Schopenhauer published his work in German in 2 volumes. For their English translation, Haldane & Kemp split vol.2 into 2 further volumes.)

Although there are better modern English editions of the work, notably Christopher Janaway's for Cambridge University Press, this translation is clear and enjoyable. The reading by Leighton Pugh is one of the best I've heard for any philosophy audiobook. For once, the reader seems to comprehend the text, and you get the impression of the author speaking to you directly.

I hope that Ukemi & Leighton Pugh proceed with readings of the additional volumes.

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By DUDE=BY-FAR on 04-02-18

Exceptional insight.

The author, a genius In his own right. I feel really privileged to have allowed myself to enjoy such a brilliant work. I can't wait to start the book 2. I will be burying myself in more of his works for a long time. Freedom!.

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