SCHOPENHAUER Explained: Metaphysics of the Will (pt. 1)

Weltgeist Arthur Schopenhauer is one of the most influential German philosophers. His philosophy of the Will has influenced thinkers and scientists such as Sigmund Freud, Charles Darwin, Friedrich Nietzsche, and even Albert Einstein. In this video, the first in a series on the philosophy of Arthur Schopenhauer, we take a deep dive into the first part of Schopenhauer’s magnum opus: The World as Will and Representation. We look at Schopenhauer’s metaphysical system, his indebtedness to Immanuel Kant, and his philosophy of the Will. In subsequent videos we’ll discuss Schopenhauer’s ethics and aesthetics. If you want to be notified when these are uploaded, please subscribe to the channel.

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