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HIGUERO, Francisco Javier. Indestructibilidad en el voluntarismo metafisico de Schopenhauer. Valenciana [online]. 2013, vol.6, n.11, pp.137-159. ISSN 2007-2538.

The theory ofindestructibility ofNature is quite in tune with Schopenhauer's conception of Will. However, a look at Nature shows with unmistakable clarity that it cannot be the individual that in any shape or form survives death. What is indestructible is the species, which is the direct objectification of the will, the unchangeable and imperishable. Schopenhauer states that if existence in time were merely an image or representation of essential being, death would only be end in time of a time-enclosed phenomenon. Will, as thing in itself, is outside of time, timeless, eternal, since for the thing in itself there is no end in time and the concept time loses its meaning. 7erefore, only phenomena are involved in the temporal process of coming into being and passing away, and not that, which manifests itself in the phenomena -the thing in itself. For Schopenhauer, the true essence of Nature, Will, was not created out of nothing. On the other hand, death does not produce total destruction.

Keywords : indestructibility; nature; objectification; phenomena; Schopenhauer; will.

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