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Ansell-Pearson, Keith 1960-

Works: 69 works in 428 publications in 6 languages and 14,673 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biography  Study guides 
Roles: Author, Editor, Collector, Other, Interviewee
Classifications: B3313.Z73, 193
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Most widely held works by Keith Ansell-Pearson
Deleuze and philosophy : the difference engineer by Keith Ansell-Pearson( )

21 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in English and held by 2,210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This searching new collection considers Deleuze's relation to the philosophical tradition and beyond to the future of philosophy, science and technology
Nietzsche and modern German thought( )

19 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and held by 1,908 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nietzsche is no longer a marginal figure in the study of philosophy. This collection of specially commissioned essays reflects the emergence of a serious interest amongst philosophers, sociologists and political theorists. By considering Nietzsche's ideas in the context of the modern philosophical tradition from which it emerged, his importance in contemporary thought is refined and reaffirmed. Modern German thought begins with Kant and has rarely escaped his influence. It is with respect to this Kantian heritage that this volume examines Nietzsche. These essays critically consider Nietzsche's relation to Kant and the post-Kantian tradition. In broad terms it is his relation to the domains of knowledge, ethics and aesthetics, that is through the three Kantian critiques, that Nietzsche's thought is illuminated. This allows a surprising variety of areas and questions, both about Nietzsche and about philosophy to be investigated.; The whole question of tradition is raised in assessing Nietzsche's achievement: Valuable insights are gained into neglected and relatively unknown aspects of Nietzsche's thought in relation to, for example, hermeneutics or Lange; original and challenging interpretations of central notions of modernitye merge in discussions of the self and the will; the continuing importance of Kant's Critique of Judgement is reaffirmed in its relation to Nietzsche's attempts to arrive at a new tragic post-metaphysical style of philosophy
Germinal life : the difference and repetition of Deleuze by Keith Ansell-Pearson( )

20 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 1,544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text is the companion volume to Keith Ansell Pearson's "Viroid Life". Taking its orientation from the thought of Gilles Deleuze, it embarks on a tour of ethology, biology, ethics, literature and cyborgs. Opening with a linking of Richard Dawkin's theory of the extended phenotype and Deleuzian thought, Keith Ansell Pearson introduces the idea of germinal life to challenge traditional notions of ethology and philosophy. By revisiting 19th-century Darwinism and the origins of germ science, Keith Ansell Pearson develops a reading of Deleuze's key texts. He also introduces interpretations of classic modern literature, including Thomas Hardy's "Tess" and D.H. Lawrence's "Kangaroo" before connecting these themes with cyborgism and the work of the performance artist Stelarc
Henri Bergson : key writings by Henri Bergson( )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,052 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume brings together generous selections from his major texts: Time and Free Will, Matter and Memory, Creative Evolution, Mind-Energy, The Creative Mind, The Two Sources of Morality and Religion and Laughter. In addition it features material from the Melanges never before translated in English, such as the correspondence between Bergson and William James. The volume will be an excellent textbook for pedagogic purposes and a helpful source book for philosophers working across the analytic/continental divide
On the genealogy of morals by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche( Book )

31 editions published between 1994 and 2017 in English and held by 936 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Friedrich Nietzsche is one of the most influential thinkers of the past hundred and fifty years and On the Genealogy of Morality (1887) is his most important work on ethics and politics. A polemical contribution to moral and political theory, it offers a critique of moral values and traces the historical evolution of concepts such as guilt, conscience, responsibility, law, and justice. It is a text affording valuable insight into Nietzsche's assessment of modern times and how he envisaged a possible overcoming of the epoch of nihilism. Nietzsche himself emphasized the cumulative nature of his work and the necessity for correct understanding of the later work as a development of the earlier. This volume contains new translations of the Genealogy and of the early essay 'The Greek State' and sections from other of Nietzsche's work to which he refers within it (Human, All Too Human, Daybreak, The Joyful Science, and Beyond Good and Evil)
A companion to Nietzsche by Keith Ansell-Pearson( Book )

39 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 826 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Keith Ansell Pearson holds a Personal Chair in Philosophy at the University of Warwick. He co-founded the Friedrich Nietzsche Society and is renowned for his work on Nietzsche, Bergson, and Deleuze. He is co-editor, with Duncan Large, of The Nietzsche Reader (Blackwell, 2006)
Nietzsche's Beyond good and evil : a reader's guide by Christa Davis Acampora( )

15 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Beyond Good and Evil contains Nietzsche's mature philosophy of the free spirit. Although it is one of his most widely read texts, it is a notoriously difficult piece of philosophical writing. The authors demonstrate in clear and precise terms why it is to be regarded as Nietzsche's philosophical masterpiece and the work of a revolutionary genius."--Pub. desc
Viroid life : perspectives on Nietzsche and the transhuman condition by Keith Ansell-Pearson( )

13 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and held by 789 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A bold and thought-provoking look at the future of the human, Viroid Life is essential reading for anyone interested in continental philosophy, cultural studies and social theory
An introduction to Nietzsche as political thinker : the perfect nihilist by Keith Ansell-Pearson( Book )

35 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 749 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a lively and engaging introduction to the contentious topic of Nietzsche's political thought. It traces the development of Nietzsche's thinking on politics from his earliest writings to the mature work in which he advocates aristocratic radicalism as opposed to 'petty' European nationalism. The key ideas of the will to power, eternal return and the overman are discussed and all Nietzsche's major works analysed in detail, such as Beyond Good and Evil and The Genealogy of Morals, within the context of the concerns of modern political theory. The book concludes with an assessment of Nietzsche's enduring relevance and of the insights afforded by contemporary liberal and feminist readings. This textbook will be essential for all students of Nietzsche and of the history of political ideas. It includes a chronology of Nietzsche's life and works and a guide to further reading
Nietzsche contra Rousseau : a study of Nietzsche's moral and political thought by Keith Ansell-Pearson( Book )

26 editions published between 1991 and 1999 in English and held by 675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Keith Ansell-Pearson's book is an important and very welcome contribution to a neglected area of research: Nietzsche's political thought. Nietzsche is widely regarded as a significant moral philosopher, but his political thinking has often been dismissed as either impossibly individualistic or dangerously totalitarian. Nietzsche contra Rousseau takes a serious look at Nietzsche as political thinker and relates his political ideas to the dominant traditions of modern political thought. In particular, the nature of Nietzsche's dialogue with the philosophy of Jean-Jacques Rousseau is examined, in order to demonstrate Rousseau's crucial role in Nietzsche's understanding of modernity and its discontents
Philosophy and the adventure of the virtual : Bergson and the time of life by Keith Ansell-Pearson( Book )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and Spanish and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The concept of the virtual has recently assumed a remarkable level of importance, spanning a diverse range of different disciplines and approaches. Yet in spite of the attention it has received, its precise ontological status is mysterious for many and the extent of its application to time, perception, and memory is largely unexplored and unknown. Philosophy and the Adventure of the Virtual: Bergson and the time of life brings the virtual to centre stage and argues for its importance in thinking anew the central philosophical questions of being and time."--Jacket
A Nietzsche reader by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche( Book )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nietzsche's impact on modern thought cannot be overstated. Generations have been influenced by this controversial and exciting thinker whose work nourishes academic fields as diverse as philosophy, literary studies, and political theory. This collection brings together in one volume substantial selections from Nietzsche's complete oeuvre, including some never before published in book form in English. It also contains impressive pedagogical features, including editorial sections on Nietzsche's life and importance, an introduction to his philosophical ideas, introductions to each major section of writings, and a comprehensive guide to further reading. Not only does the reader generously excerpt all of Nietzsche's major texts, it also showcases selections from his lesser-known writings, including his early critiques "On Schopenhauer", "Philosophy in the Tragic Age of the Greeks", and the seminal essay "On Truth and Lies in a Nonmoral Sense." In addition, there are new translations of key pieces from Nietzsche's unpublished notebooks of the 1880s, including the first sketch of the doctrine of eternal recurrence, and the "Lenzer Heide" text on European nihilism
Cultural readings of imperialism : Edward Said and the gravity of history( Book )

21 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book of essays, the contributors, informed by Said's wide-ranging scholarship, engage with post-coloniality, literature and philosophy. This is the first collection to expand and elucidate the work of Said and it matches his critical skill and insight over an interdisciplinary field of enquiry
How to read Nietzsche by Keith Ansell-Pearson( Book )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and Greek, Modern and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Keith Ansell Pearson introduces the reader to Nietzsche's distinctive philosophical style and to the development of his thought. Through a series of close readings of Nietzsche's aphorisms he illuminates some of his best known but often ill-understood ideas, including eternal recurrence and the superman, and brings to light the challenging nature of Nietzsche's thinking on key topics such as beauty, truth and memory."--BOOK JACKET
Key writings by Henri Bergson( Book )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The twentieth century - with its unprecedented advances in technology and scientific understanding - saw the birth of a distinctively new and 'modern' age. Henri Bergson stood as one of the most important philosophical voices of that tumultuous time. An intellectual celebrity in his own life time, his work was widely discussed by such thinkers as William James, Alfred North Whitehead and Bertrand Russell, as well as having a profound influence on modernist writers such as Wallace Stevens, Willa Cather and Wyndham Lewis and later thinkers, most notably Gilles Deleuze. Key Writings brings toget
Nihilism now! : monsters of energy( Book )

12 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume aims to inspire a return to the energetics of Nietzsche's prose and the critical intensity of his approach to nihilism. For too long contemporary thought has been dominated by a depressed "what is to be done?" All is regarded to be in vain, nothing is deemed real, there is nothing new seen under the sun. Such a "postmodern" lament is easily confounded with an apathetic reluctance to think engagedly. Hence the contributors here draw on a variety of issues--the future of life, the nature of life-forms, the techno-sciences, the body, religions--as a way of tackling the question of nihilism's pertinence to us now
The fate of the new Nietzsche( Book )

11 editions published between 1993 and 1999 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nietzsche and political thought( Book )

9 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nietzsche challenges the tenets of received political wisdom in a number of ways and his thinking contains resources for revitalising political thinking. Nietzsche and Political Thought offers fresh insights into Nietzsche's relevance for contemporary political thought in light of recent advances in research in the field and key topics in contemporary theorising about politics. An international team of leading scholars provide vital new perspectives on both core and novel topics including justice, democratic theory, biopolitics, the multitude, political psychology, and the Enlightenment. In sp
Nietzsche's search for philosophy : on the middle writings by Keith Ansell-Pearson( Book )

9 editions published in 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Nietzsche's Search for Philosophy: On the Middle Writings Keith Ansell-Pearson makes a novel and thought-provoking contribution to our appreciation of Nietzsche's neglected middle writings. These are the texts Human, all too Human (1878-80), Dawn (1881), and The Gay Science (1882). There is a truth in the observation of Havelock Ellis that the works Nietzsche produced between 1878 and 1882 represent the maturity of his genius. In this study he explores key aspects of Nietzsche's philosophical activity in his middle writings, including his conceptions of philosophy, his commitment to various enlightenments, his critique of fanaticism, his search for the heroic-idyllic, his philosophy of modesty and his conception of ethics, and his search for joy and happiness. The book will appeal to readers across philosophy and the humanities, especially to those with an interest in Nietzsche and anyone who has a concern with the fate of philosophy in the modern world
Mind-energy by Henri Bergson( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mind-Energy brings together Bergson's most important lectures and articles between 1901 and 1913 in the philosophy of mind and the metaphysics of time. This new critical edition makes these important texts available again, using the original authorized translation by H. Wild on Carr, adding a guide to further reading and a new introduction by Bergson specialist Keith Ansell Pearson."--Jacket
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Deleuze and philosophy : the difference engineer
Nietzsche and modern German thoughtGerminal life : the difference and repetition of DeleuzeHenri Bergson : key writingsOn the genealogy of moralsA companion to NietzscheNietzsche's Beyond good and evil : a reader's guideViroid life : perspectives on Nietzsche and the transhuman conditionAn introduction to Nietzsche as political thinker : the perfect nihilist
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Ansell Pearson, Keith 1960-

Ansil-Pīrsūn, Kīt 1960-

Pearson, Ansell 1960-

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Pearson, Keith Ansell 1960-

Pīrsūn, Kīt Ansil- 1960-

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凯斯・安塞尔-皮尔逊 1960-

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