The World as Will and Idea

The World as Will and Idea

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For suicide proceeds from a purpose of the intellect, but ourwillto live is a prius ofthe intellect. ... function, yet forthe organismmerely ameans, not anend; therefore, in sleep thewhole power ofthe will is directed to the maintenance and, whereitis necessary, the improvement ofthe organism. ... Finally, thepositive character of sleep canbeseen inthefact that a certain degreeof strength is required for sleeping.

Title:The World as Will and Idea
Author:Arthur Schopenhauer
Publisher:Library of Alexandria - 1957


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