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.

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Christopher Janaway, Schopenhauer on the aimlessness of the will – PhilPapers

Life-Denial versus Life-Affirmation more. Everything in life proclaims that earthly happiness is destine Operari sequitur esse.

The funny thing is, I enjoyed his negativity before I was familiar with the metaphysical system upon which he supported it, but now it’s hard for me to separate his pessimistic conclusions from his metaphysics, and I’m just not buying it. A Study in the Philosophy of Arthur Schopenhauer.

Essays on Moral Problems in Aesthetics pp. Happiness is the satisfaction of individual desire, but no act of will that succeeds in satisfying individual desire is the attainment of a final aim, in that none brings about a conscious state in which the subject experiences no more unfulfilled desires.


Life as Literature Revisited more. His bizarre decision to c Kudos to Janaway for writing a solid introduction to one of the most influential and stupid philosophers of the nineteenth century; it makes me wonder who’ll get that honor for the twentieth.

A very detailed look at Schopenhauer’s philosophy. Indeed, if you are interested in literature and the arts or would like have a deeper understanding of the challenges in life we all face yet are generally put off by philosophers and philosophy, this book is for you.

Self and world in Schopenhauer’s philosophy.

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Nietzsche makes assertions in which he denies the possibility of free will and assertions which positively countenance the existence of free will. The two fundamental problems of ethics.

This is abstruse stuff. Wittgenstein on the willing subject and the thinking subject.

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Friedrich NietzscheSchopenhauerand Plato. A Very Short Introduction. He also contributed well known books on Kierkegaard and on the philosophy of history.

It is well-written and does everything it promises by providing a “very short introduction” to the subject. Very Short Introductions seldom if ever let you down. Nietzsche on morality, drives and human greatness. Schopenhauer on the Character of the World: Authors Affiliations are at time of print publication. Times Literary Supplement It explores Schopenhauer’s arguments that willing is identical with acting, and that at the level of individual willing there is no freedom.


The real essence of human beings: Schopenhauer is considered to be the most readable of German philosophers.

Wittgenstein read Schopenhauer and incorporated some of Schopenhauer’s views into his philosophy. Sign in Create an account.

Self and World in Schopenhauer’s Philosophy

In ‘denial of the will to life’, one turns crhistopher the particular manifestation of will to life found in oneself, which means turning against the body, and against one’s own individuality. Recent work in aesthetics. Proceedings of the Russellian Society16 If you continue without changing your settings, we will assume that you are happy to receive cookies on the University of Southampton website.

Purchase Schopenhauee feedback Also available as: Plato and the arts.

His book on Schopenhauer, originally published inwas a beacon in the night as far as English-language publications on that philosopher are concerned.