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Hannay, Alastair

Overview
Works: 54 works in 299 publications in 5 languages and 13,262 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Diaries  Drama  Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc  Diary fiction 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Contributor, Author of introduction, Other, Commentator
Classifications: BR100, 198.9
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Most widely held works about Alastair Hannay
 
Most widely held works by Alastair Hannay
Kierkegaard : a biography by Alastair Hannay( Book )

57 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,994 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Written by one of the world's preeminent authorities on Kierkegaard, this biography in the first to reveal the delicate imbrication of Kierkegaard's life and thought. To grasp the importance and influence of Kierkegaard's thought far beyond his native Denmark, it is necessary to trace the many factors that led this gifted but (according to his headmaster) "exceedingly childish youth" to grapple with traditional philosophical problems and religious themes in a way that later generations would recognize as amounting to a philosophical revolution." "This book offers a narrative account that will be of particular interest to philosophers, literary theorists, intellectual historians, and scholars of religious studies as well as to any nonspecialist looking for an authoritative guide to the life and work of one of the most original and fascinating figures in Western philosophy."--Jacket
The Cambridge companion to Kierkegaard by Alastair Hannay( Book )

36 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 1,178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Few thinkers have been so consistently misunderstood as Soren Kierkegaard (1813-1855). Amongst the many myths that have attached themselves to his work is the belief that Kierkegaard was an irrationalist who denied the value of clear and honest thinking. The truth is that Kierkegaard did deny the power of reason to uncover universal and objective truth in matters of value, but in the current philosophical climate there is nothing irrational about that. The contributors to this companion probe the full depth of Kierkegaard's thought revealing its distinctive subtlety. The topics covered include Kierkegaard's views on art and religion, ethics and psychology, theology and politics, and knowledge and virtue. Much attention is devoted to the pervasive influence of Kierkegaard on twentieth-century philosophy and theology
Fear and trembling ; Repetition by Søren Kierkegaard( Book )

14 editions published between 1985 and 2006 in English and held by 879 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the significance of the biblical story of the sacrifice of Isaac, and introduces the concept of the absurd
Technology and the politics of knowledge( Book )

9 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Technology and the Politics of Knowledge responds to an ever-growing concern with technology in contemporary social thought. The leading figures in the current philosophical study of technology address such complex and hotly debated issues as the place of science and technical knowledge in the political sphere, the role of individual choice and citizen virtue in a technological society, the relevance of gender to technical innovation, the contributions of Habermas and Heidegger to thinking on technology, and the political and moral implications of innovation in such diverse fields as the media and reproductive technologies
On guilt, responsibility, and punishment by Alf Ross( Book )

3 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected essays originally published as a book in Danish in 1970. Three had been published before then in English, but the others are new. All deal with concepts common to law and morality. "They function in the same way in legal and moral discourse: guilt determines responsibility, and responsibility punishment. But the conditions under which a person incurs guilt differ according to whether the guilt is legal or moral, as do also the manner in which the responsibility takes effect and the penal reaction itself." Cf. Preface, page v
Diary of a seducer by Søren Kierkegaard( Book )

18 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and French and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophical writing that explores two distinct points of view and reflects on the search for a meaningful existence, Mozart, boredom, and other topics
Mental images - a defence by Alastair Hannay( Book )

17 editions published between 1971 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company
Invitation to Chinese philosophy. Eight studies by Arne Næss( Book )

11 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These eight essays present Chinese ideas and help build bridges to our Western ways of thinking
On the public by Alastair Hannay( Book )

9 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alastair Hannay explores the concept of public opinion. Who are the public and how do they form opinion? Beginning with ancient Rome, he follows the history of public opinion right up to the present day, asking what effect globalisation and the internet might have on the idea of the public sphere
Human consciousness by Alastair Hannay( Book )

10 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Papers and journals : a selection by Søren Kierkegaard( Book )

6 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In presenting this selection from his papers and journals, Alastair Hannay set out to provide 'as comprehensive a picture of Kierkegaard's life and work as is possible within the confines of a single manageable volume.'
The concept of anxiety : a simple psychologically orienting deliberation on the dogmatic issue of hereditary sin by Søren Kierkegaard( Book )

6 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a translation of the Danish philosopher's 1844 treatise on anxiety, which he claimed could only be overcome through embracing it
Kierkegaard's Concluding unscientific postscript by Søren Kierkegaard( Book )

12 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kierkegaard's Concluding Unscientific Postscript is a classic of existential literature. It concludes the first and richest phase of Kierkegaard's pseudonymous authorship and is the text that philosophers look to first when attempting to define Kierkegaard's own philosophy. Familiar Kierkegaardian themes are introduced in the work, including truth as subjectivity, indirect communication, the leap, and the impossibility of forming a philosophical system for human existence. The Postscript sums up the aims of the preceding pseudonymous works and opens the way to the next part of Kierkegaard's increasingly tempestuous life: it can thus be seen as a cornerstone of his philosophical thought. This volume offers the work in a new and accessible translation by Alastair Hannay, together with an introduction that sets the work in its philosophical and historical contexts
Kierkegaard and philosophy : selected essays by Alastair Hannay( Book )

9 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Kierkegaard and Philosophy: Selected Essays makes seventeen of the most important papers on Kierkegaard available in one place for the first time. Their author, renowned Kierkegaard scholar Alastair Hannay, has substantially revised many of his earlier essays and prepared three new essays especially for this volume." "Written by the world's foremost Kierkegaard scholar and translator, Kierkegaard and Philosophy is an indispensable resource for all students of Kierkegaard's work."--Jacket
Two ages : the age of revolution and the present age : a literary review by Søren Kierkegaard( Book )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For the first time in English the world community of scholars is systematically assembling and presenting the results of recent research in the vast literature of Soren Kierkegaard. Based on the definitive English edition of Kierkegaard's works by Princeton University Press, this series of commentaries addresses all the published texts of the influential Danish philosopher and theologian
The sickness unto death : a Christian psychological exposition for upbuilding and awakening by Søren Kierkegaard( Book )

8 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 'sickness' which Kierkegaard's book refers to as 'unto death' is resistance to this belief. It is the inclination to accept that as far as the individual is concerned, death is indeed the end. Now why should Kierkegaard want to call that a sickness? After all, even in his own time there must have been people strong both in might and body who rejected the Christian teaching of sin and salvation, and who faced what they accepted as total extinction with equanimity. And today, of course, even in societies that once proudly professed Christian principles, the rejection of Christian belief--or at least the failure unequivocally to accept it--is the rule rather than the exception. So in what sense can the denial of Christian dogma constitute an illness?
The seducer's diary by Søren Kierkegaard( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the vast literature of love, The Seducer's Diary is an intricate curiosity--a feverishly intellectual attempt to reconstruct an erotic failure as a pedagogic success, a wound masked as a boast," observes John Updike in his foreword to Søren Kierkegaard's narrative. This work, a chapter from Kierkegaard's first major volume, Either/Or, springs from his relationship with his fiancée, Regine Olsen. Kierkegaard fell in love with the young woman, ten years his junior, proposed to her, but then broke off their engagement a year later. This event affected Kierkegaard profoundly. Olsen became a muse for him, and a flood of volumes resulted. His attempt to set right, in writing, what he feels was a mistake in his relationship with Olsen taught him the secret of "indirect communication." The Seducer's Diary, then, becomes Kierkegaard's attempt to portray himself as a scoundrel and thus make their break easier for her.--from publisher's description
Four modern philosophers : Carnap, Wittgenstein, Heidegger, Sartre by Arne Næss( Book )

9 editions published between 1965 and 1969 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Each philosopher is preceded by an account of his life, academic career, and known extra-scholarly influences
Kierkegaard: Concluding Unscientific Postscript by Alastair Hannay( Book )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and Danish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Kierkegaard's Concluding Unscientific Postscript is a classic of existential literature. It concludes the first and richest phase of Kierkegaard's pseudonymous authorship and is the text that philosophers look to first when attempting to define Kierkegaard's own philosophy. Familiar Kierkegaardian themes are introduced in the work, including truth as subjectivity, indirect communication, the leap, and the impossibility of forming a philosophical system for human existence. The Postscript sums up the aims of the preceding pseudonymous works and opens the way to the next part of Kierkegaard's increasingly tempestuous life: it can thus be seen as a cornerstone of his philosophical thought. This volume offers the work in a new and accessible translation by Alastair Hannay, together with an introduction that sets the work in its philosophical and historical contexts
Kierkegaard's journals and notebooks by Søren Kierkegaard( )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I would like to write a novel in which the main character would be a man who got a pair of glasses, one lens of which reduced images as powerfully as an oxyhydrogen microscope, and the other of which magnified on the same scale, so that he perceived everything relatively. A flight of fancy by an aspiring science fiction writer? While it may sound as such, this wistful musing is one of the little-discussed personal reflections of nineteenth-century philosopher Søren Kierkegaard, whose remarkable journals and notebooks, unpublished during his lifetime, are present
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The Cambridge companion to Kierkegaard
Alternative Names
Alastair Hannay Norwegian philosopher

Languages
English (238)

Spanish (5)

French (1)

Danish (1)

Italian (1)

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The Cambridge companion to KierkegaardFear and trembling ; RepetitionTechnology and the politics of knowledgeDiary of a seducerOn the publicPapers and journals : a selectionKierkegaard's Concluding unscientific postscriptKierkegaard and philosophy : selected essays