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Schopenhauer: On the Fourfold Root of the Principle of Sufficient Reason and other writings

Schopenhauer: On the Fourfold Root of the Principle of Sufficient Reason and other writings
Schopenhauer: On the Fourfold Root of the Principle of Sufficient Reason and other writings
This volume of new translations unites three shorter works by Arthur Schopenhauer that expand on themes from his book The World as Will and Representation. In On the Fourfold Root he takes the principle of sufficient reason, which states that nothing is without a reason why it is, and shows how it covers different forms of explanation or ground that previous philosophers have tended to confuse. Schopenhauer regarded this study, which he first wrote as his doctoral dissertation, as an essential preliminary to The World as Will. On Will in Nature examines contemporary scientific findings in search of corroboration of his thesis that processes in nature are all a species of striving towards ends; and On Vision and Colours defends an anti-Newtonian account of colour perception influenced by Goethe's famous colour theory. This is the first English edition to provide extensive editorial notes on the different published versions of these works
9780521872713
Cambridge University Press
Janaway, Christopher
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Cartwright, David
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Janaway, Christopher
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Janaway, Christopher
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Erdmann, Edward
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Janaway, Christopher (ed.) (2012) Schopenhauer: On the Fourfold Root of the Principle of Sufficient Reason and other writings (Cambridge Edition of the Works of Schopenhauer, 4), vol. 4, Oxford, GB. Cambridge University Press, 328pp.

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This volume of new translations unites three shorter works by Arthur Schopenhauer that expand on themes from his book The World as Will and Representation. In On the Fourfold Root he takes the principle of sufficient reason, which states that nothing is without a reason why it is, and shows how it covers different forms of explanation or ground that previous philosophers have tended to confuse. Schopenhauer regarded this study, which he first wrote as his doctoral dissertation, as an essential preliminary to The World as Will. On Will in Nature examines contemporary scientific findings in search of corroboration of his thesis that processes in nature are all a species of striving towards ends; and On Vision and Colours defends an anti-Newtonian account of colour perception influenced by Goethe's famous colour theory. This is the first English edition to provide extensive editorial notes on the different published versions of these works

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Accepted/In Press date: March 2012
Published date: September 2012
Additional Information: Due for publication September 2012
Organisations: Philosophy

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Local EPrints ID: 336381
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/336381
ISBN: 9780521872713
PURE UUID: 244a3a91-1e56-4b9b-bf37-9f302a527b87
ORCID for Christopher Janaway: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-9600-8837
ORCID for Christopher Janaway: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-9600-8837

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Date deposited: 23 Mar 2012 09:13
Last modified: 02 Oct 2018 00:34

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