First published in 1818 the world as will and representation contains schopenhauers entire philosophy ranging through epistemology metaphysics philosophy of mind and action aesthetics and philosophy of art to ethics the meaning of life and the philosophy of religion in an attempt to account for the world in all its significant aspects. The world as will and representation wwr german die welt als wille und vorstellung wwv is the central work of the german philosopher arthur schopenhauer the first edition was published in 1818 19 1 the second expanded edition in 1844 and the third expanded edition in 1859. Described by schopenhauer himself as incomparably more popular than everything up till now parerga is a miscellany of essays addressing themes that complement his work the world as will and representation along with more divergent speculative pieces. Arthur schopenhauer the world as will and representation the purpose of the cambridge edition of the works of schopen hauer is to offer translations of the best modern german editions of. These minor criticisms notwithstanding the cambridge edition translation of the world as will and representation volume i is a remarkable achievement and will be of great value to schopenhauer scholars and students in the english speaking world effective translation requires rigorous linguistic accuracy and philosophical acuity but it is also an art and in their creative and adept
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