Dr Tom Kerns
North Seattle Community College


Study Questions for

Arthur Schopenhauer's
Die Welt als Wille und Vorstellung

Book II

  1. What does Schopenhauer mean by "representation" in #17 and following?

  2. The problem, for Book II, is expressed in the last paragraph of #17. What is that problem?

  3. What, according to S, is the really real, the thing-in-itself?

  4. Paraphrase the last 15 lines on p 125 (in #24).

  5. Paraphrase the last 13 lines on p 138 and the top two on p 139. What is he trying to say?

  6. Summarize the basic teaching in the whole of Book II of Die Welt.