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Janaway, Christopher

Overview
Works: 48 works in 323 publications in 5 languages and 8,467 library holdings
Genres: Introductions  History  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, zxx, Other, win, Compiler, edc
Classifications: B3138.E5, 193
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Most widely held works by Christopher Janaway
Schopenhauer by Christopher Janaway( Book )

42 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arthur Schopenhauer is the most readable of German philosophers. This book offers a succinct explanation of his metaphysical system, concentrating on the original aspects of thought, including his doctrine of the will, his pessimism and his theories of art and music - which inspired artists and thinkers such as Nietzsche, Wagner, Freud and Wittgenstein. At his best, Schopenhauer displays a gift for cogent and lucid debate, and for exposing the flaws of his predecessors. But what should also earn readers' respect is Schopenhauer's lack of complacency. He does not play safe, but risks confrontation with problems that ought to make readers insecure. He asks what the self is, and can give no easy reply. He presses on into the greatest insecurity, asking what value one's existence may have - and his conclusion here is even less comfortable. -- from http://www.amazon.com (August 22, 2011)
The Cambridge companion to Schopenhauer by Christopher Janaway( Book )

30 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 864 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Schopenhauer produced a unique theory of the world and human existence based on his notion of will. This collection analyses the related but distinct components of will from various viewpoints
Images of excellence : Plato's critique of the arts by Christopher Janaway( Book )

33 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Denying that Plato advocates 'good art' in any modern sense, this book seeks both to understand Plato's critique in the context of his own philosophy and to locate him in today's philosophy of art, showing how issues in aesthetics arise from responses to his charges. Plato's questions about beauty, emotion, representation, ethical knowledge, artistic autonomy, and censorship are of contemporary relevance as formerly secure assumptions about the value of art and the aesthetic come under scrutiny. Images of Excellence is written not only for readers working in ancient philosophy, but for all who are interested in aesthetics, art theory, and literary theory
Self and world in Schopenhauer's philosophy by Christopher Janaway( Book )

32 editions published between 1989 and 2007 in English and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Schopenhauer's central philosophical achievement was his account of the self and its relation to the world of objects. This book explores the philosophical conflicts that can arise when we think about the self
Beyond selflessness : reading Nietzsche's Genealogy by Christopher Janaway( Book )

25 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Janaway presents a full commentary on Nietzsche's most studied work, 'On the Geneaology of Morality', and combines close reading of key passages with an exploration of Nietzsche's wider aims. The book will be essential reading for historians of moral philosophy
Willing and nothingness : Schopenhauer as Nietzsche's educator( Book )

9 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Willing and Nothingness illuminates Nietzsche's philosophy by examining his relationship with Schopenhauer. Though Nietzsche was influenced by Schopenhauer's work in his early years, in his later writings he often appears dismissive of Schopenhauer. It is a mistake to take either of these facts at face value: a proper assessment demands an independent understanding of Schopenhauer's philosophy, a close look at Nietzsche's development, and an analysis of the detailed continuities and contrasts with Schopenhauerian themes that permeate his work. This allows not only a reassessment of the connection between these two great thinkers, but a notable enrichment of our understanding of Nietzsche's philosophy, which is too often studied in isolation from its intellectual roots. With these aims, eight leading scholars contribute specially written essays in which Nietzsche's changing conceptions of pessimism, tragedy, art, morality, truth, knowledge, religion, atheism, determinism, the will, and the self are revealed as responses to the work of the thinker he called his 'great teacher'
Nietzsche, naturalism, and normativity by Christopher Janaway( Book )

13 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This title comprises ten original essays which critically engage with one of the western canon's most controversial ethical thinkers. Bringing together an internationally renowned line-up of Nietzsche specialists and mainstream moral philosophers, the volume provides a timely and distinctive contribution to our understanding of both Nietzsche and his significance for ethical thought more generally. As well as clarifying Nietzsche's own views, both critical and positive, ethical and meta-ethical, the articles connect Nietzsche's philosophical concerns to contemporary debates in and about ethics, normativity, and value. The volume's topics include: the nature and scope of Nietzsche's critique of morality; the character of the positive ideals Nietzsche advances in light of that critique; the meta-ethical commitments underpinning the substantive views he variously opposes and espouses; his conception of human psychology and its relation to normativity and value"
The two fundamental problems of ethics by Arthur Schopenhauer( Book )

22 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and German and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Arthur Schopenhauer's The Two Fundamental Problems of Ethics (1841) consists of two groundbreaking essays: 'On the Freedom of the Will' and 'On the Basis of Morals'. The essays make original contributions to ethics and display Schopenhauer's erudition, prose-style and flair for philosophical controversy, as well as philosophical views that contrast sharply with the positions of both Kant and Nietzsche. Written accessibly, they do not presuppose the intricate metaphysics which Schopenhauer constructs elsewhere. This is the first English translation of these works to re-unite both essays in one volume. It offers a new translation by Christopher Janaway, together with an introduction, editorial notes on Schopenhauer's vocabulary and the different editions of his essays, a chronology of his life, a bibliography, and a glossary of names."--Jacket
Reading aesthetics and philosophy of art : selected texts with interactive commentary by Christopher Janaway( Book )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Designed for readers with no or little prior knowledge of the subject, this concise anthology brings together key texts in aesthetics and the philosophy of art. Two contrasting views are presented on each of six topics, with the texts either reprinted in their entirety or extracted where appropriate. They range from Plato's famous critique of art in the Republic, through Nietzsche's The Birth of Tragedy, to Barthes' The Death of the Author, and pieces in recent philosophical aesthetics from a number of traditions." "Each of the texts is accompanied by interactive editorial commentary, helping the reader to engage with the philosophical train of thought. The commentary explains the argumentative and historical context in which the piece was written, and draws out related methodological issues. Where relevant, the editor also highlights concerns about the nature of the subject, suggesting that much of what is discussed under the label 'aesthetics' is, in fact, better termed 'philosophy of art'. For each topic, questions for debate and a short annotated bibliography are provided."--Jacket
The world as will and representation. by Arthur Schopenhauer( Book )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"First published in 1818, The World as Will and Representation contains Schopenhauer's entire philosophy, ranging through epistemology, metaphysics, philosophy of mind and action, aesthetics and philosophy of art, to ethics, the meaning of life and the philosophy of religion, in an attempt to account for the world in all its significant aspects. It gives a unique and influential account of what is and is not of value in existence, the striving and pain of the human condition and the possibility of deliverance from it. This translation of the first volume of what later became a two-volume work reflects the eloquence and power of Schopenhauer's prose and renders philosophical terms accurately and consistently. It offers an introduction, glossary of names and bibliography, and succinct editorial notes, including notes on the revisions of the text which Schopenhauer made in 1844 and 1859"--EBL
Parerga and Paralipomena : short philosophical essays by Arthur Schopenhauer( Book )

7 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With the publication of the Parerga and Paralipomena in 1851, there finally came some measure of the fame that Schopenhauer thought was his due. Described by Schopenhauer himself as 'incomparably more popular than everything up till now', the Parerga is a miscellany of essays addressing themes that complement his work The World as Will and Representation, along with more divergent, speculative pieces. It includes his 'Aphorisms on the Wisdom of Life', reflections on fate and clairvoyance, trenchant views on the philosophers and universities of his day, and an enlightening survey of the history of philosophy."--Slipcover
On the fourfold root of the principle of sufficient reason ; On vision and colours ; On will in nature by Arthur Schopenhauer( Book )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume of new translations unites three shorter works by Arthur Schopenhauer that expand on themes from his book The World as Will and Representation. In On the Fourfold Root he takes the principle of sufficient reason, which states that nothing is without a reason why it is, and shows how it covers different forms of explanation or ground that previous philosophers have tended to confuse. Schopenhauer regarded this study, which he first wrote as his doctoral dissertation, as an essential preliminary to The World as Will. On Will in Nature examines contemporary scientific findings in search of corroboration of his thesis that processes in nature are all a species of striving towards ends; and On Vision and Colours defends an anti-Newtonian account of colour perception influenced by Goethe's famous colour theory. This is the first English edition to provide extensive editorial notes on the different published versions of these works."
Reading philosophy : selected texts with a method for beginners by Samuel D Guttenplan( Book )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unlike introductory textbooks which tell the reader about the subject, Reading Philosophy requires the reader to do philosophy. The book provides 18 examples of high quality philosophical texts, covering nine philosophical topics
Better consciousness : Schopenhauer's philosophy of value by Editor:Alex Neill( Book )

15 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Better Consciousness: Schopenhauer's Philosophy of Value reassesses Schopenhauer's aesthetics and ethics and their contemporary relevance.: Features a collection of new essays from leading Schopenhauer scholars; Explores a relatively neglected area of Schopenhauer's philosophy; Offers a new perspective on a great thinker who crystallized the pessimism of the nineteenth century and has many points of contact with twenty-first century thought
Arthur Schopenhauer : the world as will and representation, v. 1( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world as will and representation by Arthur Schopenhauer( Book )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1818, The World as Will and Representation contains Schopenhauer's entire philosophy, ranging through epistemology, metaphysics, philosophy of mind and action, aesthetics and philosophy of art, to ethics, the meaning of life and the philosophy of religion, in an attempt to account for the world in all its significant aspects. It gives a unique and influential account of what is and is not of value in existence, the striving and pain of the human condition and the possibility of deliverance from it. This translation of the first volume of what later became a two-volume work reflects the eloquence and power of Schopenhauer's prose and renders philosophical terms accurately and consistently. It offers an introduction, glossary of names and bibliography, and succinct editorial notes, including notes on the revisions of the text which Schopenhauer made in 1844 and 1859
The Cambridge edition of the works of Schopenhauer by Arthur Schopenhauer( Book )

in English and Undetermined and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Schopenhauer : 'Parerga and Paralipomena'. Short philosophical essays. Volume 2 by Arthur Schopenhauer( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the publication of 'Parerga and Paralipomena' in 1851, there finally came some measure of the fame that Schopenhauer thought was his due. Described by Schopenhauer himself as "incomparably more popular than everything up till now", 'Parerga' is a miscellany of essays addressing themes that complement his work The World as Will and Representation, along with more divergent, speculative pieces. It includes essays on method, logic, the intellect, Kant, pantheism, natural science, religion, education, and language. The present volume offers a new translation, a substantial introduction explaining the context of the essays, and extensive editorial notes on the different published versions of the work. This readable and scholarly edition will be an essential reference for those studying Schopenhauer, the history of philosophy, and nineteenth-century German philosophy
SCHOPENHAUER : the world as will and representation by Arthur Schopenhauer( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

First published in 1818, The World as Will and Representation contains Schopenhauer's entire philosophy, ranging through epistemology, metaphysics, philosophy of mind and action, aesthetics and philosophy of art, to ethics, the meaning of life and the philosophy of religion, in an attempt to account for the world in all its significant aspects. It gives a unique and influential account of what is and is not of value in existence, the striving and pain of the human condition and the possibility of deliverance from it. This translation of the first volume of what later became a two-volume work reflects the eloquence and power of Schopenhauer's prose and renders philosophical terms accurately and consistently. It offers an introduction, glossary of names and bibliography, and succinct editorial notes, including notes on the revisions of the text which Schopenhauer made in 1844 and 1859
The Two Fundamental Problems of Ethics : the Two Fundamental Problems of Ethics ; on the Freedom of the Human Will ; on the Basis of Morality by Christopher Janaway( )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This new translation is the first English edition to reunite Schopenhauer's two major essays on ethics in one volume
 
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The Cambridge companion to Schopenhauer
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The Cambridge companion to SchopenhauerImages of excellence : Plato's critique of the artsSelf and world in Schopenhauer's philosophyBeyond selflessness : reading Nietzsche's GenealogyWilling and nothingness : Schopenhauer as Nietzsche's educatorThe two fundamental problems of ethicsReading aesthetics and philosophy of art : selected texts with interactive commentaryThe world as will and representation.