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An attempt to explain the world under an assumed factor.
The obscure drive brought under an apparatus of representation reveals itself as world. This drive has not entered into the princip[ium] indiv[iduationis].2
The title page of The World as W[ill] and R[epresentation] already divulges to us what Schopenhauer claims to have achieved for humanity in this work.3
The wistful question of all metaphysicians as the Goethean phrase expresses it, "whether not"ówas boldly answered by him with Yes: and so that the new knowledge catches the eye far and wide like a temple inscription, he has therefore written the redeeming formula for the oldest and most important riddle in the world as the title on the brow of his book, The World as Will and Representation.
The alleged solution then:
In order to easily grasp wherein [....]