Philosophy

Research Group: 19th and early 20th Century European Philosophy

We offer supervision in many areas of 19th and early 20th century European philosophy, with particular research expertise in the work of Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, Kierkegaard and Heidegger.

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Group Overview

In the influential Philosophical Gourmet Report (2009), we are ranked equal first in the UK and equal fifth internationally for our work in nineteenth-century continental philosophy.

We recently completed a £300K Arts and Humanities Research Council project, titled Nietzsche and Modern Moral Philosophy, which brings together leading philosophers in the fields of Nietzsche scholarship and contemporary ethics with the aim of assessing, and finding responses to, the challenge that Nietzsche’s critique continues to pose to modern moral philosophy.

Beyond Selflessness

Reading Nietzsche's Genealogy. By Christopher Janaway(2007)

Beyond Selflessness

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Publications

Selected publications associated with this group from the University of Southampton's electronic library (e-prints):

Article

Ridley, Aaron (2010) Perishing of the truth: Nietzsche's aesthetic prophylactics. British Journal of Aesthetics, 50, (4), 427-437. (doi:10.1093/aesthj/ayq035 ).
Schoenbaumsfeld, Genia (2009) Kierkegaard contra Hegel on the 'Absolute Paradox'. Bulletin of the Hegel Society of Great Britain, (59/60), 54-66.
Neill, Alex (2009) “Aesthetic experience in Schopenhauer’s metaphysics of will”. European Journal of Philosophy, 16, (2), 179-193. (doi:10.1111/j.1468-0378.2007.00286.x).
Janaway, Christopher (2009) Responses to Commentators. European Journal of Philosophy, 17, (1), 132-151. (doi:10.1111/j.1468-0378.2008.00338.x).
Neill, Alex and Janaway, Christopher (eds.) (2008) Editorial. Schopenhauer's philosophy of value. European Journal of Philosophy, 16, (2), 163. (doi:10.1111/j.1468-0378.2008.00305.x).
McManus, Denis (2008) Rules, regression and the ‘background’: Dreyfus, Heidegger and Mcdowell. European Journal of Philosophy, 16, (3), 432-458. (doi:10.1111/j.1468-0378.2007.00255.x ).
Janaway, Christopher (2008) Beyond selflessness in ethics and enquiry. Journal of Nietzsche Studies, 35/36, Spring Issue, 124-140. (doi:10.1353/nie.0.0023).
Alvarez, Maria and Ridley, Aaron (2008) Nietzsche on language: before and after Wittgenstein. Philosophical Topics, 33, (2), 1-17.
Ridley, Aaron (2007) Nietzsche on art and freedom. European Journal of Philosophy, 15, (2), 204-224. (doi:10.1111/j.1468-0378.2007.00259.x).
McManus, Denis (2007) Heidegger, measurement and the 'intelligibility' of science. European Journal of Philosophy, 15, (1), 82-105. (doi:10.1111/j.1468-0378.2007.00243.x).
Ridley, Aaron (2005) Nietzsche and the re-evaluation of values. Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, 105, (2), 171-191. (doi:10.1111/j.1467-9264.2005.00171.x).
Schönbaumsfeld, G.M.E. (2004) No new Kierkegaard. International Philosophical Quarterly, 44, (4), 519-534.

Book

McManus, Denis (2012) Heidegger and the measure of truth, Oxford, GB, Oxford University Press, 272pp.
Neill, Alex and Janaway, Christopher (eds.) (2009) Better consciousness: Schopenhauer’s philosophy of value, Oxford, UK, Blackwell
Janaway, Christopher (2007) Beyond selflessness: reading Nietzsche's Genealogy, Oxford, UK, Oxford University Press, 296pp.
Ridley, Aaron (2007) Routledge Philosophy Guidebook to Nietzsche on Art, London, UK, Routledge, 208pp. (Routledge Philosophy Guidebooks).
Schönbaumsfeld, Genia (2007) A confusion of the spheres: Kierkegaard and Wittgenstein on philosophy and religion, Oxford, UK, Oxford University Press, 224pp.

Book Section

Janaway, Christopher (2013) The gay science. In, Gemes, Ken and Richardson, John (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Nietzsche. Oxford, GB, Oxford University Press.
Janaway, Christopher (2012) Nietzsche on morality, drives and human greatness. In, Robertson, Simon and Janaway, Christopher (eds.) Nietzsche, Naturalism and Normativity. Oxford, GB, Oxford University Press.
Janaway, Christopher and Gemes, Ken (2012) Life-denial versus life-affirmation:Schopenhauer and Nietzsche on pessimism and asceticism. In, Vandenabeele, Bart (ed.) Companion to Schopenhauer: Blackwell Companions to Philosophy. Oxford, GB, Wiley-Blackwell.
Neill, Alexander (2011) Arthur Schopenhauer. In, Gracyk, Theodore and Kania, Andrew (eds.) The Routledge Companion to Philosophy and Music. Abingdon, GB, Routledge. (Routledge Philosophy Companions).
Neill, Alex (2011) Schopenhauer on tragedy and the sublime. In, Vandenabeele, Bart (ed.) Companion to Schopenhauer. Oxford, UK, Blackwell. (Blackwell Companions to Philosophy).
McManus, Denis (2011) Heidegger on scepticism, truth and falsehood. In, Wrathall , Mark (ed.) The Cambridge Companion to 'Being and Time'. Cambridge, GB, Cambridge University Press. (In Press).
Ridley, Aaron (2011) Une Promesse de Bonheur? Beauty in the 'Genealogy'. In, Nietzsche's 'On the Genealogy of Morality': Critical Essays. Cambridge, GB, Cambridge University Press, 309-325. (doi:10.1017/CBO9781139014977.016 ).
Janaway, Christopher (2010) Beauty is false, truth ugly: Nietzsche on art and life. In, Came, Daniel (ed.) Nietzsche on Art and Aesthetics. Oxford, GB, Oxford University Press. (In Press).
Janaway, Christopher (2010) Introduction. In, Cartwright, David and Erdmann, Edward, E (eds.) Arthur Schopenhauer: The Two Fundamental Problems of Ethics. Oxford, GB, Oxford University Press. (Oxford World Classics).
Janaway, Christopher (2010) The real essence of human beings: Schopenhauer on the unconscious will. In, Nicholls, Angus and Liebscher, Martin (eds.) Thinking the Unconscious: Nineteenth-Century German Thought. Cambridge, GB, Cambridge University Press, 140-155.
Janaway, Christopher and Neill, Alex (2009) Schopenhauer's philosophy of value. In, Janaway, Christopher and Neill, Alex (eds.) Better Consciousness: Schopenhauer's Philosophy of Value. Chichester, UK, Wiley-Blackwell, 1-10.
Schönbaumsfeld, Genia (2009) 'Objectively there is no truth' - Wittgenstein and Kierkegaard on religious belief. In, Arnswald, Ulrich (ed.) In Search of Meaning: Ludwig Wittgenstein on Ethics, Mysticism and Religion. Karlsruhe, DE, Universitätsverlag Karlsruhe, 131-148.
Ridley, Aaron (2009) Nietzsche's intentions: what the sovereign individual promises. In, Gemes, Ken and May, Simon (eds.) Nietzsche on Freedom and Autonomy. Oxford, UK, Oxford University Press, 181-196.
Janaway, Christopher (2009) Autonomy, affect, and the self in Nietzsche's project of genealogy. In, Gemes, Ken and May, Simon (eds.) Nietzsche on Freedom and Autonomy. Oxford, UK, Oxford University Press, 51-68.
Ridley, Aaron (2009) Nietzsche and the arts of life. In, Gemes, Ken and Richardson, John (eds.) The Oxford Handbook on Nietzsche. Oxford, UK, Oxford University Press. (In Press).
Ridley, Aaron (2009) Nietzsche and music. In, Came, Daniel (ed.) Nietzsche on Art and Aesthetics. Oxford, UK, Oxford University Press. (In Press).
Neill, Alex (2007) Schopenhauer and the foundations of aesthetic experience. In, Shusterman, Richard and Tomlin, Adele (eds.) Aesthetic Experience. London, UK, Routledge, 178-193. (Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy).
Janaway, Christopher (2007) Guilt, bad conscience, and self-punishment in Nietzsche's Genealogy. In, Leiter, Brian and Sinhababu, Neil (eds.) Nietzsche and Morality. Oxford, Oxford University Press, 138-154.
Janaway, Christopher (2006) Naturalism and genealogy. In, Pearson, Keith Ansell (ed.) A Companion to Nietzsche. Oxford UK, Malden USA, Blackwell, 337-352. (Blackwell Companions to Philosophy).
Schönbaumsfeld, Genia (2005) Das böse alter ego des Glaubens. Kierkegaard über ‘männliche Verzweiflung’ und das Dämonische. In, Uhl, Florian and Boelderl, Artur R. (eds.) Das Geschlecht der Religion. Berlin, Parerga, 127-150.
Janaway, Christopher (2003) Nietzsche’s artistic revaluation. In, Bermúdez, José Luis and Gardner, Sebastian (eds.) Art and Morality. London, UK, New York, USA, Routledge, 260-276. (International Library of Philosophy).
Neill, Alex D. (2003) Schopenhauer on tragedy and value. In, Bermúdez, José Luis and Gardner, Sebastian (eds.) Art and Morality. London, UK, New York, USA, Routledge, 204-217. (International Library of Philosophy).

Research projects

No research projects are currently associated with this group.