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  1. Die Schönheit Ist Falsch, Die Wahrheit Hässlich: Nietzsche Über Die Kunst Und Das Leben.Christopher Janaway - unknown
    Against the claim that Nietzsche’s early and late views on confronting the truth about human existence differ widely, this article argues that in The Birth of Tragedy tragic art is affirmative of life and not limited to beautifying illusion, while later works still contain the idea that artistic production of beauty is a falsification necessary to make existence bearable for us. Nietzsche did not start with the view that art’s value lies in sheer illusion, nor end with the view that (...)
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  2. Nietzsche on Morality, Drives and Human Greatness.Christopher Janaway - unknown
    Authored item in a collection of original research papers, arising out of the University of Southampton's AHRC-funded research project 'Nietzsche and Modern Moral Philosophy'.
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  3. Beyond Selflessness: Reading Nietzsche's Genealogy.Christopher Janaway - 2007 - Oxford University Press.
    Nietzsche's aims and targets -- Reading Nietzsche's preface -- Naturalism and genealogy -- Selflessness : the struggle with Schopenhauer -- Nietzsche and Paul Rée on the origins of moral feelings -- Good and evil : affect, artistry, and revaluation -- Free will, autonomy, and the sovereign individual -- Guilt, bad conscience, and self-punishment -- Will to power in the Genealogy -- Nietzsche's illustration of the art of exegesis -- Disinterestedness and objectivity -- Perspectival knowing and the affects -- The ascetic (...)
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  4. Guilt, Bad Conscience, and Self-Punishment in Nietzsche's Genealogy.Christopher Janaway - 2007 - In Brian Leiter & Neil Sinhababu (eds.), Nietzsche and Morality. Oxford University Press. pp. 138--54.
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  5. 5 Nietzsche, the Self, and Schopenhauer.Christopher Janaway - 1991 - In Keith Ansell-Pearson (ed.), Nietzsche and Modern German Thought. Routledge. pp. 119.
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    Self and World in Schopenhauer's Philosophy.Christopher Janaway - 1989 - Oxford University Press.
    Janaway provides a detailed and critical account of Schopenhauer's central philosophical achievement: his account of the self and its relation to the world of objects. The author's approach to this theme is historical, yet is designed to show the philosophical interest of such an approach. He explores in unusual depth Schopenhauer's often ambivalent relation to Kant, and highlights the influence of Schopenhauer's view of self and world on Wittgenstein and Nietzsche, as well as tracing the many points of contact between (...)
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  7. Tragedy: A Case of Pleasure in Pain.Christopher Janaway - unknown
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  8. Images of Excellence: Plato's Critique of the Arts.Christopher Janaway - 1995 - Oxford University Press.
    This original new book argues for a reassessment of Plato's challenge to the arts. Plato was the first great figure in Western philosophy to assess the value of the arts; he argued in the Republic that traditionally accepted forms of poetry, drama, and music are unsound. While this view has been widely rejected, Janaway argues that Plato's hostile case is a more coherent and profound challenge to the arts than has sometimes been supposed. Denying that Plato advocates "good art" in (...)
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    Attitudes to Suffering: Parfit and Nietzsche.Christopher Janaway - 2017 - Inquiry 60 (1-2):66-95.
    In On What Matters, Derek Parfit argues that Nietzsche does not disagree with central normative beliefs that ‘we’ hold. Such disagreement would threaten Parfit’s claim that normative beliefs are known by intuition. However, Nietzsche defends a conception of well-being that challenges Parfit’s normative claim that suffering is bad in itself for the sufferer. Nietzsche recognizes the phenomenon of ‘growth through suffering’ as essential to well-being. Hence, removal of all suffering would lead to diminished well-being. Parfit claims that if Nietzsche understood (...)
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    What's So Good About Negation of the Will?: Schopenhauer and the Problem of the Summum Bonum.Christopher Janaway - 2016 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 54 (4):649-669.
    the final part of schopenhauer’s argument in The World as Will and Representation concerns “affirmation and negation of the will”. He argues, with a fervor that borders on the religious, that “negation of the will” is a condition of unique value, the only state that enables “true salvation, redemption from life and from suffering”. Some commentators have asserted without qualification that this condition is his “highest good.” Thus Julian Young writes, “[T]he final goal of ‘salvation’… which Schopenhauer describes as the (...)
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    Nietzsche, Naturalism & Normativity.Simon Robertson & Christopher Janaway (eds.) - 2012 - Oxford University Press.
    This volume comprises ten original essays on Nietzsche, one of the western canon's most controversial ethical thinkers. An international team of experts clarify Nietzsche's own views, both critical and positive, ethical and meta-ethical, and connect his philosophical concerns to contemporary debates in and about ethics, normativity, and value.
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    Nietzsche's Psychology as a Refinement of Plato's.Christopher Janaway - 2014 - Journal of Nietzsche Studies 45 (1):12.
    In their recent book The Soul of Nietzsche’s Beyond Good and Evil, Maudemarie Clark and David Dudrick claim that Nietzsche takes Plato’s theory of the soul to be ‘a hypothesis, which his own psychology is an attempt to refine’. This essay accepts that claim, but argues for a more streamlined account of the relation between Nietzsche and Plato than Clark and Dudrick give. There is no justification for their suggestion that Nietzsche diagnoses an ‘atomistic need’ as responsible for what he (...)
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    Beauty is False, Truth Ugly: Nietzsche on Art and Life.Christopher Janaway - unknown
    Against the claim that Nietzsche’s early and late views on confronting the truth about human existence differ widely, this article argues that in The Birth of Tragedy tragic art is affirmative of life and not limited to beautifying illusion, while later works still contain the idea that artistic production of beauty is a falsification necessary to make existence bearable for us. Nietzsche did not start with the view that art’s value lies in sheer illusion, nor end with the view that (...)
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    Autonomy, Affect, and the Self in Nietzsche's Project of Genealogy.Christopher Janaway - 2009 - In Ken Gemes & Simon May (eds.), Nietzsche on Freedom and Autonomy. Oxford University Press. pp. 51--68.
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    Willing and Nothingness: Schopenhauer as Nietzsche's Educator.Christopher Janaway (ed.) - 1998 - Clarendon Press.
    This new collection enriches our understanding of Nietzsche's philosophy by examining his relationship with Schopenhauer. 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.".
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    Schopenhauer: A Very Short Introduction.Christopher Janaway - 2002 - Oxford University Press.
    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, (...)
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  17. Knowledge and Tranquility: Schopenhauer on the Value of Art.Christopher Janaway - 1996 - In Dale Jacquette (ed.), Schopenhauer, Philosophy, and the Arts. Cambridge University Press. pp. 39--61.
     
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  18. Craft and Fineness in Plato's Ion'.Christopher Janaway - 1992 - Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy 10:1-23.
     
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    Knowing About Surprises: A Supposed Antinomy Revisited.Christopher Janaway - 1989 - Mind 98 (391):391-409.
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    Borges and Danto: A Reply to Michael Wreen.Christopher Janaway - 1992 - British Journal of Aesthetics 32 (1):72-76.
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    Kant's Aesthetics and the `Empty Cognitive Stock'.Christopher Janaway - 1997 - Philosophical Quarterly 47 (189):459-476.
    It is sometimes assumed that Kant’s claim that a judgement of taste is grounded in a pleasure ‘without concepts’ leaves little room for any credible account of critical judgements of art. I argue that even Kant’s conception of free (as opposed to dependent) beauty can provide the framework for an analysis of aesthetic judgements about art works. It is a matter of understanding what roles for concepts Kant prohibits in his analysis of pure judgements of taste: conceptual cognition must be (...)
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    Two Kinds of Artistic Duplication.Christopher Janaway - 1997 - British Journal of Aesthetics 37 (1):1-14.
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    Review: Bernard Reginster: The Affirmation of Life: Nietzsche on Overcoming Nihilism. [REVIEW]C. Janaway - 2009 - Mind 118 (470):518-522.
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    Necessity, Responsibility and Character: Schopenhauer on Freedom of the Will.Christopher Janaway - 2012 - Kantian Review 17 (3):431-457.
    This paper gives an account of the argument of Schopenhauer's essay On the Freedom of the Human Will, drawing also on his other works. Schopenhauer argues that all human actions are causally necessitated, as are all other events in empirical nature, hence there is no freedom in the sense of liberum arbitrium indifferentiae. However, our sense of responsibility or agency (being the ) is nonetheless unshakeable. To account for this Schopenhauer invokes the Kantian distinction between empirical and intelligible characters. The (...)
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    Nietzsche on Morality by Brian Leiter. [REVIEW]Christopher Janaway - 2005 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 71 (3):729-740.
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  26. Ancient Greek Philosophy I: The Pre-Socratics and Plato.Christopher Janaway - 1995 - In A. C. Grayling (ed.), Philosophy: A Guide Through the Subject. Oxford University Press. pp. 336--397.
     
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    Christopher Janaway.Christopher Janaway - 2006 - Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 80 (1):339–357.
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    What a Musical Forgery Isn't.Christopher Janaway - 1999 - British Journal of Aesthetics 39 (1):62-71.
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    Arts and Crafts in Plato and Collingwood.Christopher Janaway - 1992 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 50 (1):45-54.
  30. Schopenhauer.Christopher Janaway - 1997 - In Roger Scruton (ed.), Journal of Nietzsche Studies. Oxford University Press. pp. 189-191.
     
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    Naturalism and Value in Nietzsche. [REVIEW]Ken Gemes & Christopher Janaway - 2005 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 71 (3):729–740.
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    The Gay Science.Christopher Janaway - forthcoming - Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews.
    An article in a Handbook on Nietzsche. Gives an overview of the main philosophical themes and questions of interpretation in Nietzsche's book The Gay Science.
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    Schopenhauer's Pessimism.Christopher Janaway - 1999 - Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 44:47-63.
    This series of lectures was originally scheduled to include a talk on Schopenhauer by Patrick Gardiner. Sadly, Patrick died during the summer, and I was asked to stand in. Patrick must, I am sure, have been glad to see this series of talks on German Philosophy being put on by the Royal Institute, and he, probably more than anyone on the list, deserves to have been a part of it. Patrick Gardiner taught and wrote with unfailing integrity and quiet refinement (...)
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    Nietzsche on Free Will, Autonomy and the Sovereign Individual.Christopher Janaway - 2006 - Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 80 (1):339-357.
    [Ken Gemes] In some texts Nietzsche vehemently denies the possibility of free will; in others he seems to positively countenance its existence. This paper distinguishes two different notions of free will. Agency free will is intrinsically tied to the question of agency, what constitutes an action as opposed to a mere doing. Deserts free will is intrinsically tied to the question of desert, of who does and does not merit punishment and reward. It is shown that we can render Nietzsche's (...)
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  35. History of Aesthetics. Plato.Christopher Janaway - 2001 - In Berys Nigel Gaut & Dominic Lopes (eds.), The Routledge Companion to Aesthetics. Routledge.
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    Nietzsche and Plato on the Structure of the Soul.Christopher Janaway - unknown
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    Plato's Analogy Between Painter and Poet.Christopher Janaway - 1991 - British Journal of Aesthetics 31 (1):1-12.
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    The Real Essence of Human Beings: Schopenhauer on the Unconscious Will.Christopher Janaway - unknown
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    Self and Style: Life as Literature Revisited.Christopher Janaway - 2014 - Journal of Nietzsche Studies 45 (2):103-117.
    When Alexander Nehamas’s book Nietzsche: Life as Literature appeared in 1985, the landscape of Nietzsche studies seemed much more sparsely populated than it is today, and much harder to reach from anywhere else in philosophy.1 Nehamas’s book stood out as a bold and original attempt to give a new angle on how to interpret Nietzsche so that he emerged as an important philosopher, but in a way that could not ignore how extraordinary it was to read him. In this aim (...)
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    3. Schopenhauer on Cognition.Christopher Janaway - 2014 - In Matthias Koßler & Oliver Hallich (eds.), Arthur Schopenhauer: Die Welt Als Wille Und Vorstellung. Oldenbourg Wissenschaftsverlag. pp. 35-50.
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    Schopenhauer and Nietzsche: Is the Will Merely a Word?Christopher Janaway - unknown
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    Naturalism and Genealogy.Christopher Janaway - unknown
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    Affect and Cognition in Schopenhauer and Nietzsche.Christopher Janaway - unknown
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    Beyond Selflessness in Ethics and Inquiry.Christopher Janaway - 2008 - Journal of Nietzsche Studies 35 (1):124-140.
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    Responses to Commentators.Christopher Janaway - 2009 - European Journal of Philosophy 17 (1):132-151.
    The article discusses issues raised by Daniel Came, Ken Gemes, Peter Kail, and Stephen Mulhall in commentaries on Janaway, Beyond Selflessness: Reading Nietzsche's "Genealogy" (2008). The main topics are disinterestedness, aesthetic experience, perspectivism, affects and drives, the self, genealogical method, naturalistic psychology, and Nietzsche's rhetoric. The article argues that Nietzsche's criticisms of the conception of aesthetic experience as disinterested are justified, in particular his criticisms of Schopenhauer. Nietzsche's rejection of disinterestedness is linked to his claim that there is "only a (...)
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    IX—The Subject and the Objective Order.Christopher Janaway - 1984 - Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 84 (1):147-166.
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    Beauty in Nature, Beauty in Art.Christopher Janaway - 1993 - British Journal of Aesthetics 33 (4):321-332.
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    Review of Nietzsche, Friedrich, Bernard Williamsd Ed., Josefine Nauckhoff (Trans.), Adrian Del Caro (Poems Trans.), The Gay Science: With a Prelude in German Rhymes and an Appendix of Songs[REVIEW]Christopher Janaway - 2002 - Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2002 (1).
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    Willing and Unwilling.Christopher Janaway - 1992 - International Studies in Philosophy 24 (1):151-152.
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    Who – or What – Says Yes to Life?Christopher Janaway - unknown
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