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Hannay, Alastair

Works: 77 works in 354 publications in 5 languages and 14,595 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Apologetic writings  Fiction  Diaries  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, 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( )

58 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 4,058 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
Technology and the politics of knowledge( )

9 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 2,051 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
The Cambridge companion to Kierkegaard by Alastair Hannay( Book )

40 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 1,293 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
Kierkegaard's Journals and Notebooks by Søren Kierkegaard( )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 990 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
Kierkegaard and philosophy : selected essays by Alastair Hannay( )

10 editions published in 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 881 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
Fear and trembling ; and, the sickness unto death by Søren Kierkegaard( Book )

16 editions published between 1985 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 846 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the significance of the biblical story of the sacrifice of Isaac, and introduces the concept of the absurd
Mental images - a defence by Alastair Hannay( Book )

19 editions published between 1971 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 773 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company
Either/or by Søren Kierkegaard( Book )

18 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and French and held by 458 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
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
On the public by Alastair Hannay( Book )

9 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 378 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
Invitation to Chinese philosophy. Eight studies by Arne Næss( Book )

12 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

11 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 )

8 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in English and held by 281 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.'
Kierkegaard's Concluding unscientific postscript by Søren Kierkegaard( Book )

12 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 262 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
The concept of anxiety : a simple psychologically orienting deliberation on the dogmatic issue of hereditary sin by Søren Kierkegaard( Book )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 257 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 muse : the mystery of Regine Olsen by Joakim Garff( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kierkegaard's Muse, the first biography of Regine Olsen (1822-1904), the literary inspiration and one-time fiancée of Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard, is a moving portrait of a long romantic fever that had momentous literary consequences. Drawing on more than one hundred previously unknown letters by Regine that acclaimed Kierkegaard biographer Joakim Garff discovered by chance, the book tells the story of Kierkegaard and Regine's mysterious relationship more fully and vividly than ever before, shedding new light on her influence on his life and writings. Like Dante's Beatrice, Regine is one of the great muses of literary history. Kierkegaard proposed to her in 1840, but broke off the engagement a year later. After their break, they saw each other strikingly often, inside dimly lit churches, on the streets of Copenhagen, and on the paths along the old city ramparts, passing by without uttering a word. Despite or because of their separation in life, Kierkegaard made Regine his literary life companion, "that single individual" to whom he dedicated all his works. Garff shows how Regine became a poetic presence in the frequent erotic conflicts found throughout Kierkegaard's writings, from the famous "Seducer's Diary" account of their relationship to diary entries made shortly before his death in 1855. In turn, Regine remained preoccupied with Kierkegaard until her own death almost fifty years later, and her newly discovered letters, written to her sister Cornelia, reveal for the first time a woman of flesh and blood. A psychologically acute narrative that is as gripping as a novel, Kierkegaard's Muse is an unforgettable account of a wild, strange, and poignant romance that made an indelible mark on literary history. -- from dust jacket
Kierkegaard's Journals and Notebooks by Søren Kierkegaard( )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For over a century, the Danish thinker Søren Kierkegaard (1813-55) has been at the center of a number of important discussions, concerning not only philosophy and theology, but also, more recently, fields such as social thought, psychology, and contemporary aesthetics, especially literary theory. Despite his relatively short life, Kierkegaard was an extraordinarily prolific writer, as attested to by the 26-volume Princeton University Press edition of all of his published writings. But Kierkegaard left behind nearly as much unpublished writing, most of which consists of what are called his "journals and notebooks." Kierkegaard has long been recognized as one of history's great journal keepers, but only rather small portions of his journals and notebooks are what we usually understand by the term "diaries." By far the greater part of Kierkegaard's journals and notebooks consists of reflections on a myriad of subjects--philosophical, religious, political, personal. Studying his journals and notebooks takes us into his workshop, where we can see his entire universe of thought. We can witness the genesis of his published works, to be sure--but we can also see whole galaxies of concepts, new insights, and fragments, large and small, of partially (or almost entirely) completed but unpublished works. Kierkegaard's Journals and Notebooks enables us to see the thinker in dialogue with his times and with himself. Kierkegaard wrote his journals in a two-column format, one for his initial entries and the second for the extensive marginal comments that he added later. This edition of the journals reproduces this format, includes several photographs of original manuscript pages, and contains extensive scholarly commentary on the various entries and on the history of the manuscripts being reproduced. Volume 9 of this 11-volume series includes five of Kierkegaard's important "NB" journals (Journals NB26 through NB30), which span from June 1852 to August 1854. This period was marked by Kierkegaard's increasing preoccupation with what he saw as an unbridgeable gulf in Christianity--between the absolute ideal of the religion of the New Testament and the official, state-sanctioned culture of "Christendom," which, embodied by the Danish People's Church, Kierkegaard rejected with increasing vehemence. Crucially, Kierkegaard's nemesis, Bishop Jakob Peter Mynster, died during this period and, in the months following, Kierkegaard can be seen moving inexorably toward the famous "attack on Christendom" with which he ended his life
A literary review : Two ages, a novel by the author of A story of everyday life, published by J.L. Heiberg, Copenhagen, Reitzel, 1845 by Søren Kierkegaard( Book )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sickness unto death : a Christian psychological exposition for upbuilding and awakening by Søren Kierkegaard( Book )

7 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and held by 104 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?
Søren Kierkegaard by Alastair Hannay( Book )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Danish philosopher and religious author Søren Kierkegaard (1813-1855) is widely considered to be one of the most important thinkers of the modern age. He is known as the 'father of existentialism,' but his work was also influential on theories of modernism, theology, Western culture, Church politics and the Christian faith. His wit, imagination and humour have inspired a generation of followers from Franz Kafka to Woody Allen. Yet how did this inattentive schoolboy rise to critique the work of great thinkers such as Hegel and the German Romantics? Who was the unusual person writing behind the many pseudonyms? And in what way are Kierkegaard's concepts relevant today? In this absorbing new biography, Alastair Hannay unravels the mystery of Søren Kierkegaard's short but momentous career. Kierkegaard's key concepts and major works are described alongside the major incidents in his private and public life, from his longing for selfhood expressed at the age of 22, to a verbal assault on the Church in the months prior to his early death at the age of 42. Søren Kierkegaard is the story of a man destined from youth to become a thorn in the side of society--back cover
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Technology and the politics of knowledge
Technology and the politics of knowledgeThe Cambridge companion to KierkegaardKierkegaard's Journals and NotebooksKierkegaard and philosophy : selected essaysFear and trembling ; and, the sickness unto deathEither/orOn the publicPapers and journals : a selection
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Alastair Hannay filósofo noruego

Alastair Hannay Norwegian philosopher