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Who is Alastair Hannay?
Alastair Hannay is Professor emeritus at the University of Oslo. Educated in Edinburgh and London, he continues the Scottish tradition of subjective idealism. In Mental Images he argues that visual images, like physical portraits, resemble visible objects. As a kind of sensation a mental image has material properties of its own which allow it to picture. He thus contradicts Gilbert Ryle and Daniel Dennett. Hannay has translated Søren Kierkegaard, and written an intellectual biography and a monograph about his philosophy. Under Hannay's direction, Inquiry grew into a widely read philosophical journal. In Human Consciousness, Hannay reviews contemporary theories of human consciousness while maintaining a characteristic conservatism. Hannay argues that consciousness and the first-person point of view cannot be analysed or displaced by scientific materialism, nor can they be explained functionally, a view close to that of Thomas Reid, William Hamilton, and Ferrier.
- born in (83 years ago) in Plymouth
- written works: "Mental images: a defence", "On the public", "Kierkegaard and philosophy"
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The Sartre Dictionary (2008)
by Gary Cox
Alastair Hannay (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1992). Kierkegaard, Soren, Fear and Trembling, trans. Alastair Hannay (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1985). Kierkegaard , Spren, The Sickness unto Death, A Christian Psychological Exposition for ...
by Alastair H. Thomas
Alastair Hannay. London: Penguin, 1996. ———. Parables of Kierkegaard. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press. 1989. ———. Philosophical Fragments; Johannes Climacus (Kierkegaard's Writings ...
by Julia Watkin
Hermann Deuser and Niels Jorgen Cappelorn: Perspectives in Kierkegaard Research; Alastair Hannay: Basic Despair in The Sickness unto Death; Arne Gron: Der Begriff Verzweiflung; Michael Theunissen: FUr eincn rationaleren Kierkegaard ...
by Christopher John Murray
Alastair Hannay summarizes convincingly Kierkegaard's concern with Abraham and Isaac in Fear and Trembling.
by J. O. Urmson
Clark Peter DeWs Colin Gordon Ian Hacking Alastair Hannay Ross Harrison Paulin Hountondji ...
Encyclopedia of Depression (2010)
by Linda Wasmer Andrews
Alastair Hannay, trans. Victor Eremita, ed. Either/Or: A Fragment of Life. New York : Penguin Books, 1992. Maisel, Eric. The Van Gogh Blues: The Creative Person's Path Through Depression. Novato, CA: New World Library, 2002. Thomas ...
Encyclopedia of Ethics (2013)
by Lawrence C. Becker, Charlotte B. Becker
Alastair Hannay, eds. Invitation to Chinese Philosophy. Oslo: Universitetsforlaget, 1972. Nivison, David S. The Ways of Confucianism: Investigations in Chinese Philosophy. Chicago: Open Court, 1996. Schwartz, Benjamin. The World of ...
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