Schelling's Philosophy: Freedom, Nature, and Systematicity

ISBN : 9780198812814

G. Anthony Bruno
256 Pages
153 x 234 mm
Pub date
Mar 2020
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The current wave of critical and historical engagement with idealist texts affords an unprecedented opportunity to discover the richness and value of the thought of F. W. J. Schelling. In this volume leading scholars offer compelling reasons to regard Schelling as one of Kant's most incisive interpreters, a pioneering philosopher of nature, a resolute philosopher of human finitude and freedom, a nuanced thinker of the bounds of logic and self-consciousness, and perhaps Hegel's most effective critic. The volume provides a wide-ranging presentation of Schelling's original contribution to, and internal critique of, the basic insights of German idealism, his role in shaping the course of post-Kantian thought, and his sensitivity and innovative responses to questions of lasting metaphysical, epistemological, ethical, aesthetic, and theological importance.


Part I. Schelling's Early Philosophy

1 Lara Ostaric: Nature as the World of Action, Not of Speculation: Schelling's Critique of Kant's Postulates in Philosophical Letters on Dogmatism and Criticism

2 Joan Steigerwald: Schelling's Romanticism: Traces of Novalis in Schelling's Philosophy

Part II. Schelling's Philosophy of Nature

3 Naomi Fisher: Freedom as Productivity in Schelling's Philosophy of Nature

4 Paul Franks: From World-Soul to Universal Organism: Maimon's Hypothesis and Schelling's Physicalization of a Platonic-Kabbalistic Concept

5 Yitzhak Melamed: Deus Sive Vernunft: Schelling's Transformation of Spinoza's God

6 Brady Bowman: Schelling on Eternal Choice and the Temporal Order of Nature

Part III. Schelling's Philosophy of Freedom

7 Markus Gabriel: Schelling on the Compatibility of Freedom and Systematicity

8 Richard Velkley: The Personal, Evil, and the Possibility of Philosophy in Schelling's Freiheitsschrift

9 Alison Stone: Nature, Freedom, and Gender in Schelling

10 G. Anthony Bruno: The Facticity of Time: Conceiving Schelling's Idealism of Ages

Part IV. Schelling's Late Philosophy

11 Sebastian Gardner: Schelling's Philosophical Logic and its Relation to His Metaphysics

12 Dalia Nassar: An 'Ethics for the Transition': Schelling's Critique of Negative Philosophy and its Significance for Environmental Thought

About the author: 

G. Anthony Bruno is assistant professor in philosophy at Royal Holloway, University of London. His research interests include Kant, German idealism, and phenomenology. He is author of numerous articles and chapters on Kantian and post-Kantian philosophy and is co-editor (with A.C. Rutherford) of Skepticism: Historical and Contemporary Inquiries (Routledge 2018).

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