This is the second of three volumes outlining the seminal treatise by the famous German philosopher Schopenhauer on the topic of Will. Where other German philosophers are incomprehensible and obscure, Schopenhauer is clear and concise, detailing within this fascinating book the dualities of reason and emotion with a genius and originality still arguably unsurpassed in the universities of today. Schopenhauer's work was extraordinarily influential, having been read and studied by such great minds as Joseph Conrad, Thomas Mann, Leo Tolstoy, Nietzsche, and Freud. This marvellous exposition of metaphysics, aesthetics and ethics will prove a fascinating and informative read to anyone interested in the subject. Arthur Schopenhauer (1788 - 1860) was a German philosopher best known for the work contained within the three volumes of this treatise. Originally published in 1909, we are proud to republish this rare text with a new introductory biography of the author.