Schelling and Modern European Philosophy:

Schelling and Modern European Philosophy: : An Introduction

4.18 (22 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author) 

Free delivery worldwide

Available. Dispatched from the UK in 3 business days
When will my order arrive?

Description

Andrew Bowie's book is the first introduction in English to present F W J Schelling as a major European philospher in his own right. Schelling and Modern European Philosophy, surveys the whole of Schelling's philosophical career, lucidly reconstructing his key arguments, particularly those against Hegel, and relating them to contemporary philosophical discussion. Dr Bowie traces how central ideas and conceptual strategies in the work of philosophers as diverse as Nietzsche, Heidegger, Derrida and Davidson relate closely to Schelling's often misunderstood philosophy and focuses on Schelling's work as an alternative to, and critique of aspects of Hegel's thinking.
show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 18.03mm | 318g
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0415103479
  • 9780415103473
  • 556,837

Back cover copy

Andrew Bowie's book is the first introduction in English to present F.W.J. Schelling as a major European philosopher in his own right. Schelling and Modern European Philosophy surveys the whole of Schelling's philosophical career, lucidly reconstructing his key arguments, particularly those against Hegel, and relating them to contemporary philosophical discussion.
show more

Table of contents

Acknowledgements -- INTRODUCTION -- Situating Schelling -- Metaphor and metaphysics -- Stages in Schelling's philosophy -- 1 ABSOLUTE BEGINNINGS -- Fichte and Spinozism -- Jacobi, Fichte, and the Pantheism controversy -- The ground of judgement -- 2 THE HERMENEUTICS OF NATURE -- Matter and life -- The productivity of nature -- Nature as visible mind -- The facticity of nature -- 3 THE HISTORY OF CONSCIOUSNESS AND THE TRUTH OF ART -- The path to the self -- Self-reference and art -- 4 IDENTITY PHILOSOPHY -- The identity of the Absolute -- Moving beyond the I: the break with Fichte -- Transitive being and identity -- Identity and 'differance' -- Schelling, Rorty and Davidson -- Absolute reflection -- The problem of transition -- 5 FREEDOM, ONTOLOGY AND LANGUAGE -- Ground and freedom -- World-making -- Word-making -- 6 SCHELLING OR HEGEL? -- Introduction -- Reflection and inversion -- The limits of negative philosophy -- Positive philosophy -- Concept and being -- The logic of reflection -- Non-identity -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Bibliography -- A list of translations of Schelling's works -- Index.
show more

Review quote

""Schelling and Modern European Philosophy is written with verve, insight and erudition. Let others try, if they can, to follow in its footsteps.."
"I know of no other work which provides a more complete and authoritative introduction to Schelling."
-Manfred Frank, University of Tubingen--two dots above u
"Bowie's treatment of both nineteenth century German thought and of contemporary European and analytic styles of philosophy is consistently lucid. . . . I find the volume admirable in that it is philosophical and argumentative throughout."
-Michael Vater, Marquette University
"This is a lively and compelling text, which brings a major forgotten' figure of the continental philosophical tradition right into the heart of contemporary debates. It could play an important role in changing the way in which the contours of this tradition are usually mapped in the English-speaking world."
-Peter Dews, University of Essex
show more

About Andrew Bowie

Andrew Bowie is Professor of European Philosophy at Anglia Polytechnic University in Cambridge.
show more

Rating details

22 ratings
4.18 out of 5 stars
5 23% (5)
4 73% (16)
3 5% (1)
2 0% (0)
1 0% (0)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X