Christopher Janaway is a Professor in Philosophy at the University of His recent research has been on Schopenhauer, Nietzsche and aesthetics. Christopher Janaway. University of Southampton. Follow. Abstract. Schopenhauer asserts that ‘the will, which is objectified in human life as it is. Christopher Janaway, University of Southampton, Philosophy Department, Faculty Member. Studies Friedrich Nietzsche, Schopenhauer, and Plato.

Author: Brazragore Kazikora
Country: Kazakhstan
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Environment
Published (Last): 14 February 2011
Pages: 91
PDF File Size: 15.21 Mb
ePub File Size: 6.38 Mb
ISBN: 347-5-65879-643-5
Downloads: 42091
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Tojadal

Christopher Janaway

Schopenhauer is considered to be the most readable of German philosophers. This book gives a succinct explanation of his metaphysical system, concentrating on the original aspects of his thought, which inspired many artists and thinkers including Nietzsche, Wagner, Freud, and Wittgenstein. Schopenhauer’s central notion is that of the will–a blind, irrational force that he uses to interpret both the human mind and the whole of nature. Seeing human behavior as that of a natural organism governed by the will to life, Schopenhauer developed radical insights concerning the unconscious and sexuality which influenced both psychologists and philosophers.


Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. US Higher Education Not for profit. Skip to main content.

Go directly to our online catalogue. A Very Short Introduction. Purchase Send feedback Also available as: Ebook This title is available as an ebook from RedShelf.

Features About the Author s Features Clear, accessible introduction to all the major themes in Schopenhauer’s philosophy Explains how Schopenhauer’s work inspired many artists and thinkers including Nietzsche, Wagner, Freud, and Wittgenstein.

Table of Janzway 1. Schopenhauer’s life and works 2.

Within and beyond appearance 3. The world as will and representation 4.

Self and World in Schopenhauer’s Philosophy – Oxford Scholarship

Will, body, and the self 5. Character, sex, and the unconscious 6.

Art and ideas 7. Existence and pessimism 9. Schopenhauer’s influence Further reading.

Christopher Janaway – Wikipedia

The Rise of Modern Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction A. Grayling Request examination copy. Monday – Friday, 8: