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Janaway, Christopher

Works: 35 works in 259 publications in 5 languages and 6,445 library holdings
Genres: History  Introductions  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator
Classifications: B3138.E5, 193
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Most widely held works by Christopher Janaway
Self and world in Schopenhauer's philosophy by Christopher Janaway( )
27 editions published between 1989 and 2007 in English and held by 1,247 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
Schopenhauer by Christopher Janaway( Book )
33 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,053 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 (August 22, 2011)
The Cambridge companion to Schopenhauer by Christopher Janaway( Book )
32 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 913 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 )
28 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 792 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Plato was the first great figure in Western philosophy to assess the value of the arts; he famously argued in the Republic that traditionally accepted forms of poetry, drama, and music are unsound, claiming they are conducive to warped ethical standards, detrimental to the psyche, and purveyors of illusions about important matters in human life. This view has been widely rejected; but Christopher Janaway here argues that Plato's hostile case is a more coherent and a more profound challenge to the arts than has sometimes been supposed
Beyond selflessness : reading Nietzsche's Genealogy by Christopher Janaway( Book )
20 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 565 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
The two fundamental problems of ethics by Arthur Schopenhauer( Book )
18 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 314 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
Willing and nothingness : Schopenhauer as Nietzsche's educator ( Book )
9 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 301 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 ( Book )
10 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 268 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"--Provided by publisher
Better consciousness Schopenhauer's philosophy of value ( )
12 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 194 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
The world as will and representation by Arthur Schopenhauer( Book )
14 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
New translation of Schopenhauer's major and influential work which contains his entire philosophical system.--Résumé de l'éditeur
Reading aesthetics and philosophy of art : selected texts with interactive commentary by Christopher Janaway( Book )
9 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 186 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."--BOOK JACKET
On the fourfold root of the principle of sufficient reason ; On vision and colours ; On will in nature by Arthur Schopenhauer( Book )
5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 142 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 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Parerga and paralipomena : short philosophical essays by Arthur Schopenhauer( Book )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Schopenhauer by Arthur Schopenhauer( )
2 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
These new translations provide a comprehensive view of Schopenhauer's contribution to epistemology, theory of perception and philosophy of nature
Schopenhauer: the world as will and representation ( )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Cambridge edition of the works of Schopenhauer by Arthur Schopenhauer( Book )
in English and Undetermined and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On the fourfold root of the principle of sufficient reason and other writings : on vision and colours on will in nature by Arthur Schopenhauer( Book )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
BA Philosophy: ancient Greek philosophy by Christopher Janaway( Book )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Schopenhauer' s Pessimism by Christopher Janaway( )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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