•  8
    Of Mind and Music
    Mind 110 (438): 423-427. 2001.
  •  11
    Nietzsche on Tragedy: First and Last Thoughts
    The Monist 102 (3): 316-330. 2019.
    Nietzsche is often said to have started out as a Schopenhauerian metaphysician of some kind before leaving Schopenhauer behind him, and, by the end of his sane life, metaphysics too. His first and last thoughts about tragedy, however, sit uneasily with this narrative. The late thoughts are simply too close to the early ones for the story to accommodate them—not for their Schopenhauerianism, but for the strongly metaphysical flavour that they appear to share. The argument of the present paper is …Read more
  •  54
    On Fate
    with David Owen
    International Studies in Philosophy 35 (3): 63-78. 2003.
  • Book reviews (review)
    British Journal of Aesthetics 36 (3): 332-334. 1996.
  • Nietzsche, Morality, and the Ethical Tradition (edited book)
    with D. Owen
    . forthcoming.
  • Book reviews (review)
    British Journal of Aesthetics 37 (2): 187-189. 1997.
  •  2
    Nietzsche's on the Genealogy of Morals: Critical Essays
    with Keith Ansell Pearson, Babette Babich, Eric Blondel, Daniel Conway, Ken Gemes, Jürgen Habermas, Salim Kemal, Paul S. Loeb, Mark Migotti, Wolfgang Müller-Lauter, Alexander Nehamas, David Owen, Robert Pippin, Gary Shapiro, Alan Schrift, Tracy Strong, Christine Swanton, and Yirmiyahu Yovel
    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. 2006.
    In this astonishingly rich volume, experts in ethics, epistemology, philosophy of mind, political theory, aesthetics, history, critical theory, and hermeneutics bring to light the best philosophical scholarship on what is arguably Nietzsche's most rewarding but most challenging text. Including essays that were commissioned specifically for the volume as well as essays revised and edited by their authors, this collection showcases definitive works that have shaped Nietzsche studies alongside new …Read more
  •  34
    Nietzsche on Language: Before and After Wittgenstein
    with Maria Alvarez
    Philosophical Topics 33 (2): 1-17. 2005.
  •  3
    The Deed is Everything offers an engaging new interpretation of Nietzsche as committed to an 'expressivist' conception of agency. Aaron Ridley shows that Nietzsche develops highly distinctive accounts of freedom, morality, and selfhood, with a robust commitment to the value of human excellence in all of its forms.
  •  96
    Emotion and Feeling
    with Geoffrey C. Madell
    Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, Supplementary Volumes( 71 (71): 147-176. 1997.
  •  6
    Emotion and Feeling: Aaron Ridley
    Supplement to the Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 71 (1): 163-176. 1997.
  •  10
    F.H. Bradley: Relations and Regresses
    Bradley Studies 1 (2): 107-115. 1995.
    The speed with which Bradley became an historical backwater has probably made it easier to think of him as a second-rate philosopher, who was either incompetent or careless, or at any rate uninteresting, and to suppose that his arguments have been refuted as well as rejected. But as far as his metaphysics are concerned this is not the case. His project and his premises are not those of contemporary analytic philosophy, but his arguments are none the less rigorous for that; and attempts to convic…Read more
  •  45
    Tragedy and the Tender-Hearted
    Philosophy and Literature 17 (2): 234-245. 1993.
  •  9
    Desire in the Experience of Fiction
    Philosophy and Literature 16 (2): 279-291. 1992.
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  •  28
    F.H. Bradley: Relations and Regresses
    Bradley Studies 1 (2): 107-115. 1995.
    The speed with which Bradley became an historical backwater has probably made it easier to think of him as a second-rate philosopher, who was either incompetent or careless, or at any rate uninteresting, and to suppose that his arguments have been refuted as well as rejected. But as far as his metaphysics are concerned this is not the case. His project and his premises are not those of contemporary analytic philosophy, but his arguments are none the less rigorous for that; and attempts to convic…Read more
  • What is the meaning of aesthetic ideals
    In Salim Kemal, Ivan Gaskell & Daniel W. Conway (eds.), Nietzsche, Philosophy and the Arts, Cambridge University Press. 1998.
  •  14
    Discussion of the relations between ethics and aesthetics has tended to focus on issues concerning judgement: for example, philosophers have often asked whether, or to what extent, ethical considerations of one sort or another should inform aesthetic verdicts. Much less discussed, however, have been the relations between these two domains in their practical aspects. In this paper, I try to defuse a cluster of reasons for believing that practical competence in the ethical domain and practical com…Read more
  •  5
    Tragedy
    In Jerrold Levinson (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Aesthetics, Oxford University Press. 2003.
  •  4
    Vi *—nietzsche and the re-evaluation of values
    Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 105 (2): 171-191. 2005.
  •  58
    The philosophy of medium-grade art
    British Journal of Aesthetics 36 (4): 413-413. 1996.
  •  45
    Vi *-Nietzsche and the re-evaluation of values
    Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 105 (1): 155-175. 2005.
    This paper offers an account of Nietzsche's re-evaluation of values that seeks to satisfy two desiderata, both important if Nietzsche's project is to stand a chance of success. The first is that Nietzsche's re-evaluations must be capable of being understood as authoritative by those whose values are subject to re-evaluation. The second is that Nietzsche's project must not falsify the values being re-evaluated, by, for example, misrepresenting intrinsic values as instrumental values. Given this, …Read more
  •  58
    Ridley's book is both an introduction to philosophy of music generally and an introduction to an individual, pungently flavoured philosophy of music. His arguments are lively and provocative, and to boot, he writes like a dream. This is the kind of book that reminds one why philosophy matters, especially as applied to the things we love most.-Jerrold Levinson, professor of philosophy, University of Maryland This outstanding book provides new and distinctive approaches to the five central topics …Read more
  •  45
    Why ethics and aesthetics are practically the same
    Philosophical Quarterly. forthcoming.
    Discussion of the relations between ethics and aesthetics has tended to focus on issues concerning judgement: for example, philosophers have often asked whether, or to what extent, ethical considerations of one sort or another should inform aesthetic verdicts. Much less discussed, however, have been the relations between these two domains in their practical aspects. In this paper, I try to defuse a cluster of reasons for believing that practical competence in the ethical domain and practical com…Read more
  •  1
    6 Science in the service of life
    In M. W. F. Stone & Jonathan Wolff (eds.), The Proper Ambition of Science, Routledge. pp. 2--91. 2000.
  •  2
    The Philosophy Of Medium-grade Art
    British Journal of Aesthetics 36 413-423. 1996.
  •  8
    Review: A Nietzsche Round-Up (review)
    Philosophical Quarterly 48 (191). 1998.
  •  10
    Nietzsche is one of the most important modern philosophers and his writings on the nature of art are amongst the most influential of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. This_ GuideBook _introduces and assesses: Nietzsche's life and the background to his writings on art the ideas and texts of his works which contribute to art, including _The_ _Birth of Tragedy_, _Human, All Too Human_ and _Thus Spoke Zarathustra_ Nietzsche's continuing importance to philosophy and contemporary thought. This _…Read more