Close
Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Search
Your Shopping Basket
Total number of items: 0
Sub total: £0.00
Go to Checkout
Sherlock Holmes shop
Our Birmingham Shop
Books We're Talking About
Our Bristol Shop
Animators Survival Kit

Brian O'Shaughnessy - a distinctive voice in philosophy

15th July 2010

Tributes have been paid to Australian philosopher Brian O'Shaughnessy, who died last week at the age of 84.

In an obituary in the Guardian, Mike Martin described O'Shaughnessy as one of the 'most distinctive voices' of modern philosophy and noted that his works were influential in the study of the concept of the mind.

Martin said that the thinker's two defining works - The Will and Consciousness and the World - are 'towering achievements' that demonstrate his individual take on problems central to the philosophy of mind.

'Although his greatest intellectual hero was Friedrich Nietzsche, his work was also inspired by the phenomenological tradition of Edmund Husserl, Martin Heidegger and Jean-Paul Sartre,' the commentator added.

Despite his achievements in the realm of philosophy, O'Shaughnessy was a committed family man, the obituary pointed out, who drew inspiration from his wife Red, a renowned psychoanalyst.

O'Shaughnessy taught at King's College London and focused his research on the writing of Nietzsche, Sartre and Arthur Schopenhauer.

Latest Blog
#FoylesFive: Graphic Novel Gifts
01/12/2016

Matt from our web team shares his great graphic novel gifts, that will make someone's Christmas extra special.

#FoylesFive: Stocking Fillers
28/11/2016

Jay from our Birmingham branch fills us with Christmas cheer, and is on hand to help fill your Christmas stockings with gorgeous books.

#FoylesFave: Jim Henson's Labyrinth Tales by Cory Godbey
25/11/2016

If, like Andi, Labyrinth is one of your favourite films, you won't want to miss this gorgeous book.

View all Blog Entries
Twitter
Show/Hide Tweets
© W&G Foyle Ltd