We strive to deliver the best value to our customers and ensure complete satisfaction for all our textbook rentals.
You can return your online books for any reason within our refund period – no questions asked.
Every order is available for express shipping, and return shipping is always free.
You'll be happy with the quality of your books (or we'll ship you another one on our dime).
You can extend your rental at any time – at the same cheap daily rental rate.
If you decide to keep the book it will never cost more than the purchase price.
As always, you have access to over 5 million titles. Plus, you can choose from 5 rental periods, so you only pay for what you’ll use. And if you ever run into trouble, our top-notch U.S. based Customer Service team is ready to help by email, chat or phone.
* Free shipping excludes HI, AK and PR.
Supplemental materials are not guaranteed for used textbooks or rentals (access codes, DVDs, workbooks).
THE WORLD AS WILL AND IDEA by ARTHUR SCHOPENHAUER. VOLUME I CONTAINING FOUR BOOKS. CONTENTS FIRST BOOK: THE WORLD AS IDEA FIRST ASPECT. THE IDEA SUBOBDI NATF. P TO THE PRINCIPLE or SUFFICIENT REASON THE OBJECT OF EXPERIENCE AND SCIENCE , SECOND BOOK: THE WORLD AS WILL FIRST ASPECT. THE OBJECTIFICATIO OF THE WILL. THIRD BOOK: THE WORLD AS IDEA SECOND...
THE WORLD AS WILL AND IDEA by ARTHUR SCHOPENHAUER. VOLUME I CONTAINING FOUR BOOKS. CONTENTS FIRST BOOK: THE WORLD AS IDEA FIRST ASPECT. THE IDEA SUBOBDI NATF. P TO THE PRINCIPLE or SUFFICIENT REASON THE OBJECT OF EXPERIENCE AND SCIENCE , SECOND BOOK: THE WORLD AS WILL FIRST ASPECT. THE OBJECTIFICATIO OF THE WILL. THIRD BOOK: THE WORLD AS IDEA SECOND ASPECT. THE IDEA INDEPENDENT OF THE PRINCIPLE OF SUFFICIENT REASON THE PLATONIC IDEA THE OBJECT OF ART 217. FOURTH BOOK: THE WORLD AS WILL SECOND ASPECT. AFTER THE ATTAINMENT OF SELF-KNOWLEDGE. ASSERTION AND DENIAL OF THE WILL TO LIVE 347. TRANSLATORS PREFACE: THE style of Die Welt als Wille und Vorstellung is sometimes loose and involved, as is so often the case in German philosophical treatises. The translation of the book has consequently been a matter of no little diffi culty. It was found that extensive alteration of the long and occasionally involved sentences, however likely to prove conducive to a satisfactory English style, tended not only to obliterate the form of the original but even to imperil the meaning. Where a choice has had to be made, the alternative of a somewhat slavish adherence to Schopenhauers ipsissima verba has accordingly been pre ferred to that of inaccuracy. The result is a piece of work which leaves much to be desired, but which has yet consistently sought to reproduce faithfully the spirit as well as the letter of the original. As regards the rendering of the technical terms about which there has been so much controversy, the equiva lents used have only been adopted after careful consider ation of their meaning in the theory of knowledge. For example, Vorstellung has been rendered by idea, in preference to representation, which is neither accurate, intelligible, nor elegant. Idee, is translated by the same word, but spelled with a capital, Idea. Again, Anschauung has been rendered according to the con text, either by perception simply, or by intuition or perception 1 Notwithstanding statements to the contrary in the text, the book is probably quite intelligible in itself, apart from, the treatise On the Fourfold Root of the Principle of Sufficient Reason. It has, however, been considered desirable to add an abstract of the latter work in an appendix to the third volume of this translation. To point out here how this book must be read in order to be thoroughly understood. By means of it I only intend to impart a single thought. Yet, not with standing all my endeavours, I could find no shorter way of imparting it than this whole book. I hold this thought to be that which has very long been sought for under the name of philosophy, and the discovery of which is therefore regarded by those who are familiar with history as quite as impossible as the discovery of the philosophers stone. I. According as we consider the different aspects of this one thought which I am about to impart, it exhibits itself as that which we call metaphysics, that which we call ethics and that which we call aesthetics and cer tainly it must be all this if it is what i Have already acknowledged I take it to be. A system of thought must always have an architectonic connection or coherence, that is, a connection in which one part always supports the other, though the latter does not support the former, in which ultimately the foundation supports all the rest without being supported by it, and the apex is supported without supporting. On the other hand, a single thought, however comprehensive it may be, must preserve the most perfect unity...
WHAT'S BONUS TIME?
Normally, new semester rental orders are exactly 125 days.
With “Bonus Time” you can order early and get a FREE extension until 12/19*.
It’s our little way of rewarding you early renters for planning ahead.
But do hurry. The “Bonus Time” offer runs out on 8/8 (11PM PST).
* It can take up to 24 hours for the extension to appear in your account after you receive your textbooks.
Since launching the first textbook rental site in 2006, BookRenter has never wavered from our mission to make education more affordable for all students. Every day, we focus on delivering students the best prices, the most flexible options, and the best service on earth. On March 13, 2012 BookRenter.com, Inc. formally changed its name to Rafter, Inc. We are still the same company and the same people, only our corporate name has changed.