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Schopenhauer had an understanding of the Will which has to separate parts The Will to Life and Human Will The Will to Life was the over all striving that every animal did on a daily basis the striving for the will to live Schopenhauer believed that the nature of life was suffering and that this suffering was manifested in the will to live However this will in humans was also manifested by Human Will or striving for that life such as studying reading etc This human will also lead to suffering and strife for as soon as humans would reach one goal another set of problems or suffering would appear In fact Schopenhauer believed that if humans recognized how much suffering that there is in life and in the world that they would want to kill themselves However if you look at all that suffering and decide to live anyways then you have conquered the will and you will no longer truly suffer In quite a Buddhist theme you have become liberated and redeemed from life Moreover there is a sense of passive acceptance where one realizes to detach themselves from society This is explained when Schopenhauer states The denial of the will to live does not in any way imply the annihilation of a substance it means merely the act of non-violation that which previously willed wills no more The will is a philosophical substance that can not be removed or killedWhy is it then that Science can not understand the will as interpreted by Schopenhauer Schopenhauer believed that the will was an Idea which was in its own category A category different form the a priori and the a posteriori Science according to Schopenhauer is an a priori concept A priori judgments take sense perception and molds it into a category Schopenhauer believed that this world of sense perception and categories is a creation of the person or mind who created it Therefore
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