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(p. ix) List of Contributors

(p. ix) List of Contributors

Andreas Arndt is Professor (chair) of Philosophy at the Faculty of Theology of the Humboldt-University, Berlin, and Director and Research-Coordinator of the Schleiermacher-Research-Center at Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities. Born in 1949 in Wilhelmshaven (Lower Saxony), he studied Philosophy and German literature in Freiburg i.Br., Bochum, and Bielefeld; MA Bochum 1974, PhD Bielefeld 1979, habilitation at the Free University Berlin 1987, from 1987 to 2011 Associated Professor (Privatdozent) resp. Adjunct Professor of Philosophy at the Free University; Research Assistant at the Schleiermacher-Research-Center from 1979 to 2011. President of the International Hegel Society from 1992 to present. His latest book-publications include Die Klassische Deutsche Philosophie nach Kant (with Walter Jaeschke, C. H. Beck, 2012) and Friedrich Schleiermacher als Philosoph (Walter de Gruyter, 2013).

Kurt Bayertz studied Philosophy, German Literature, and Social Siences. Since 1993 he is Professor for Philosophy at the University of Münster (Germany). His main fields of interest are: ethics, anthropology, and selected parts of the history of philosophy (among them materialism). His books include: GenEthics. Technological Intervention in Human Reproduction as a Philosophical Problem (Cambridge University Press 1994. (ed.)), Solidarity (Kluwer Academic Publishers 1999), Warum überhaupt moralisch sein? (C. H. Beck 2004), and Der aufrechte Gang. Eine Geschichte des anthropologischen Denkens (C. H. Beck 2012).

Frederick Beiser was born and raised in the US but received his education in the UK at Oriel College (BA) and Wolfson College (DPhil), Oxford. He immigrated to West Germany in 1980, where from 1980 to 1984 he spent most of his time writing in his Hinterhof. Subsequently, he wandered around the US, teaching at seven universities: Penn, Indiana, Yale, Wisconsin, Colorado, Harvard, and Syracuse. He has currently settled in Syracuse where he cultivates his garden. Recently, he has written two books on nineteenth-century philosophy: The German Historicist Tradition (Oxford University Press, 2009), and Late German Idealism (Oxford University Press, 2013). He has recently finished a manuscript entitled The Origins and Genesis of Neo-Kantianism.

Douglas L. Berger is Associate Professor of Indian and Chinese Philosophical Traditions and Cross-Cultural Hermeneutics at the Philosophy Department of Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. He is also the President of the Society of Asian and Comparative Philosophy and the General Editor of the University of Hawai’i book series Dimensions of Asian Spirituality. Berger, the author of numerous essays and book chapters on Hindu, Buddhist, Confucian, and Daoist philosophers, has also done extensive research on Schopenhauer’s appropriation of early Indian ideas, represented in his 2004 book “The Veil (p. x) of Māyā:” Schopenhauer’s System and Early Indian Thought (Global Academic Publications/SUNY).

Jessica N. Berry is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Georgia State University in Atlanta, where she works on late eighteenth- to early twentieth-century German philosophy (especially issues in epistemology and value theory in the work of Friedrich Nietzsche) and in ancient Greek philosophy (especially the pre-Socratic and Hellenistic philosophers). Her book Nietzsche and the Ancient Skeptical Tradition (Oxford University Press, 2011), finished with generous support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, brings together and expands upon work she has published in Philosophical Topics, The Journal of the History of Ideas, International Studies in Philosophy, and elsewhere.

Patricia A. Blanchette is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame. She is the author of Frege’s Conception of Logic (Oxford University Press 2012), as well as a number of articles on Frege, on the philosophy of logic and mathematics, and on the history of analytic philosophy.

Andrew Bowie is Professor of Philosophy and German at Royal Holloway, University of London. His books include: Aesthetics and Subjectivity: From Kant to Nietzsche (Manchester University Press, 1990, 20032); Schelling and Modern European Philosophy (Routledge, 1993); (ed. and trans.) F.W.J. von Schelling,‘On the History of Modern Philosophy’ (Cambridge University Press, 1994); From Romanticism to Critical Theory. The Philosophy of German Literary Theory (Routledge 1997); (ed.) Manfred Frank, The Subject and the Text (Cambridge University Press, 1997); (ed. and trans.) F.D.E Schleiermacher. ‘Hermeneutics and Criticism’ and Other Texts (Cambridge University Press, 1998); Introduction to German Philosophy from Kant to Habermas (Polity Press, 2004); Music, Philosophy, and Modernity (Cambridge University Press, 2007), German Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press, 2010), Philosophical Variations: Music as Philosophical Language (Aarhus U.P.); Adorno and the Ends of Philosophy (Polity Press, 2013), many articles. He is also a jazz saxophonist.

Michael N. Forster is currently Alexander von Humboldt Professor, holder of the Chair in Theoretical Philosophy, and Co-director of the International Centre for Philosophy at Bonn University. He taught for twenty-eight years at the University of Chicago, where he served for ten years as chairman of the Philosophy Department and was Glen A. Lloyd Distinguished Service Professor. His historical work is on ancient philosophy and especially German philosophy, his systematic work mainly on epistemology and philosophy of language. He has published numerous articles and seven books.

Markus Gabriel is the Chair for Epistemology, Modern and Contemporary Philosophy and Co-director of the International Centre for Philosophy at the University of Bonn. Author of ten books and over fifty scholarly articles, Professor Gabriel’s most well-known works in the English-speaking world are Mythology, Madness and Laughter, written together with Slavoj Žižek, and Transcendental Ontology: Essays on German Idealism; and a translation of his Habilitation, Skepticism and Idealism in Ancient (p. xi) Philosophy is forthcoming. His main works on Schelling are Der Mensch im Mythos and Das Absolute und die Welt in Schellings Freiheitschrift.

Sebastian Gardner is Professor of Philosophy at University College London. He has published books and articles on the philosophy of psychoanalysis, Kant, German Idealism, Nietzsche, and Sartre.

Kristin Gjesdal is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Temple University. She works in the areas of German Idealism, phenomenology, and hermeneutics. Her work has appeared in journals such as Kant-Studien, Hegel-Studien, Journal of the History of Philosophy, History of Philosophy Quarterly, and British Journal of the History of Philosophy. Her book Gadamer and the Legacy of German Idealism was published by Cambridge University Press in 2009.

Hans-Johann Glock is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Zurich. He is also Visiting Professor at the University of Reading. His research interests are in the fields of philosophy of language, philosophy of mind, and analytic philosophy more broadly. Glock has worked in particular with the topic of concepts and also on the question of animal cognition.

Todd Gooch is Professor of Philosophy and Religion at Eastern Kentucky University. His research interests are located at the intersection of philosophy, religious studies, and modern European intellectual history. He is the author of The Numinous and Modernity: An Interpretation of Rudolf Otto’s Philosophy of Religion and an entry on Ludwig Feuerbach in the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. He has also published or has forthcoming articles and book chapters on philosophical issues in the works of Otto, Max Scheler, Hegel, the Young Hegelians, and J. S. Mill.

Frederick Gregory is Emeritus Professor of History of Science at the University of Florida and past president of the History of Science Society. His research focuses on German science in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, particularly as it relates to the philosophical and religious developments of the time. Among his major works are Scientific Materialism in Nineteenth Century Germany (Springer, 1977) and Nature Lost? Natural Science and the German Theological Traditions of the Nineteenth Century (Harvard University Press, 1993). He edited the English translation of Jakob Fries’s Knowledge, Belief, and Aesthetic Sense (Dinter Verlag, 1989) and his two-volume text, Natural Science in Western History, appeared in 2007 (Houghton-Mifflin Publishing Co.).

Paul Guyer is the Jonathan Nelson Professor of Humanities and Philosophy at Brown University, and Florence R. C. Murray Professor in the Humanities emeritus at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author, editor, or translator of more than twenty volumes on the philosophy of Kant and on aesthetics. His A History of Modern Aesthetics in three volumes appeared in 2014. He is a past president of the American Society for Aesthetics and of the Eastern Division of the American Philosophical Association. He is a Research Prize Winner of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Songsuk Susan Hahn works mainly in nineteenth-century philosophy, particularly on problems about moral agency in connection with freedom, and problems in aesthetics that elude purely rational, discursive thought. She received her PhD from Columbia University (p. xii) and is the author of Contradiction in Motion: Hegel’s Organic Concept of Life and Value (Cornell University Press, 2007). Her current book project is entitled Nature Loves to Hide: Natural Norms in the Skeptical Tradition. The book investigates how skeptical doubts have motivated a naturalistic grounding of values in a range of authors, from Hume to Nietzsche, who are responding to practical problems about whether skeptics can live their skepticism. The book argues that their naturalism ought not to be regarded as an antidote to neutralize the threat of skepticism, but as originating out of their skeptical doubts. She recently co-edited with Allen Wood, The Cambridge History of Nineteenth-Century Philosophy [1790–1870] (Cambridge University Press, 2012). She is currently a visiting assistant professor at Wesleyan University.

Katia Hay studied philosophy and literature at the University Complutense in Madrid, and continued her studies in Paris, receiving her DEA (Diplome d´Etudes Approfondis) on Deleuze in 2004. She wrote her PhD dissertation on Schelling and the tragic at the universities of Munich (LMU) and Paris (Sorbonne, Paris IV) and received a double PhD summa cum laude in 2008. Her dissertation Die Notwendigkeit des Scheiterns. Das Tragische als Bestimmung der Philosophie bei Schelling has recently been published in the series Beiträge zur Schelling-Forschung (Alber, 2012). She has published numerous articles and book chapters and taught widely at the New School, Lisbon, Freiburg, and Chile. She’s a member of the Centro de Filosofia of the University of Lisbon and currently holds a post-doc position (FCT) at the University of Lisbon.

Paul Katsafanas is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Boston University. He works on ethics, agency, and nineteenth-century philosophy. His recent publications include Agency and the Foundations of Ethics: Nietzschean Constitutivism (Oxford University Press, 2013), “Nietzsche and Kant on the Will: Two Models of Reflective Agency” (Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, forthcoming), and “The Concept of Unified Agency in Nietzsche, Plato, and Schiller” (Journal of the History of Philosophy, 2011).

Jean-François Kervégan studied philosophy in Paris. Having been a researcher in the National Centre for Scientific Research (France) and in the Max-Planck-Institut für Rechtsgeschichte (Frankfurt, Germany), then Professor of Philosophy of Law at the University of Cergy-Pontoise (France), he is currently Professor of Philosophy at the University Paris 1 (Sorbonne) and senior Fellow of the ‘Institut Universitaire de France’. His work concerns German philosophy and the philosophy of law. He translated Hegel’s Principles of the Philosophy of Right into French. Last books (selection): Que faire de Carl Schmitt? (Gallimard, 2011); L’effectif et le rationnel. Hegel et l’esprit objectif (Vrin, 2008); (ed.) Hegel au présent. Une relève de la métaphysique? (CNRS, 2012).

Jane Kneller is Professor of Philosophy at Colorado State University. Her research and scholarship focuses on Kant, especially Kant’s aesthetics and social theory, and also the philosophy of early German romanticism. Major publications include Kant and the Power of Imagination (Cambridge University Press, 2007), Novalis: Fichte Studies (Cambridge University Press, 2001), and numerous articles and book chapters on Kantian and early German romantic aesthetics and social theory.

Michelle Kosch is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Cornell University. She is the author of Freedom and Reason in Kant, Schelling and Kierkegaard (Oxford University Press, 2006 (p. xiii) ) and articles on Kierkegaard, Fichte, Schelling, Kant, and Foucault. She is currently working on a book on Fichte’s ethics.

Brian Leiter is Karl N. Llewellyn Professor of Jurisprudence and Director of the Center for Law, Philosophy & Human Values at the University of Chicago. He is the author of Nietzsche on Morality (Routledge, 2002) and Why Tolerate Religion? (Princeton University Press, 2013), and co-editor of Nietzsche (Oxford Readings in Philosophy, 2001), The Oxford Handbook of Continental Philosophy (Oxford University Press, 2007), and Nietzsche and Morality (Oxford University Press, 2007). His many articles on Nietzsche have appeared in Ethics, Philosopher’s Imprint, Oxford Studies in Metaethics, European Journal of Philosophy, and elsewhere.

Michael Mack (PhD Cambridge) is Reader in English Literature at Durham University, UK. Formerly he has been a Visiting Professor at Syracuse University, a Fellow at the University of Sydney, and lecturer and research fellow at the University of Chicago. He is the author of Philosophy and Literature in Times of Crisis: Challenging our Infatuation with Number (Bloomsbury, 2014), How Literature Changes the way we Think (Continuum, 2011), Spinoza and the Specters of Modernity (Continuum, 2010), German Idealism and the Jew (University of Chicago Press, 2003), which was shortlisted for The Koret Jewish Book Award 2004, and Anthropology as Memory (Niemeyer, 2001).

Rudolf A. Makkreel is Charles Howard Candler Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Emory University and the author of Dilthey, Philosopher of the Human Studies and Imagination and Interpretation in Kant: the Hermeneutical Import of the ‘Critique of Judgment.’ Also co-editor of Dilthey’s Selected Works and of The Ethics of History; Neo-Kantianism in Contemporary Philosophy; Recent Contributions to Dilthey’s Philosophy of the Human Sciences. Editor of the Journal of the History of Philosophy from 1983 to 1998 and awarded fellowships by the NEH, DAAD, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Thyssen Stiftung, and Volkswagen Stiftung. He is currently writing a book entitled Orientation and Judgment in Critical Hermeneutics.

Barbara Gail Montero is Associate Professor of Philosophy at City University of New York. She has published papers on a wide range of topics related to the mind and is author of a forthcoming Oxford University Press book, The Myth of ‘Just do it’: Thought and Effort in Expert Action. Her research has been supported by fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Council of Learned Societies, and the Mellon Foundation. You can find more about her and her research at

Dalia Nassar is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Sydney, and Research Fellow of the Australian Research Council at the University of Sydney. She is the author of The Romantic Absolute: Being and Knowing in Early German Romantic Philosophy 1795–1804 (Chicago University Press, 2013). Her article, “From a Philosophy of Self to a Philosophy of Nature: Goethe and the Development of Schelling’s Naturphilosophie” (Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie, 2010), was awarded the prize for “Best Essay published in 2010” by the Goethe Society of North America. She has been a recipient of research awards from the DAAD (2003, 2004), the Thyssen-Stiftung (2009), and, most recently, the Australian Research Council (2012–15).

(p. xiv) Lydia Patton is Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Virginia Tech. Dr Patton’s research centers on the history and philosophy of science, and on related issues in epistemology. Recent work focuses on experiment and theory building, on the history of nineteenth- and twentieth-century science and philosophy, and on Kant’s philosophy as a response to empiricism and rationalism. Her published works include “Experiment and Theory Building” (Synthese); “The Paradox of Infinite Given Magnitude” (Kant-Studien); “Hermann Von Helmholtz” (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy); and “Signs, Toy Models, and the A Priori” (Studies in History and Philosophy of Science).

Terry Pinkard has taught at Georgetown University from 1975 to 2000, at Northwestern University between 2000 and 2005, and at Georgetown from 2005 to the present. He is the author of, among other books, Hegel’s Phenomenology: The Sociality of Reason (Cambridge University Press, 1994); Hegel: A Biography (Cambridge University Press, 2000); German Philosophy 1760–1860: The Legacy of Idealism; and Hegel’s Naturalism: Mind, Nature and the Final Ends of Life (Oxford University Press, 2012). He is an Ehrenprofessor at Tübingen University in Germany, and he has been a fellow at the Wissenschaftskolleg in Berlin. He gave the Guang-Hua lectures in 2011 at Fudan University in Shanghai, China.

Graham Priest is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the Graduate Center, City University of New York (US). He is also a Professorial Fellow at the University of Melbourne (Australia), and Arché Professorial Fellow at the University of St Andrews (UK). He works in many areas, including metaphysics, the history of philosophy, and Asian philosophy, but is best known for his work on philosophical logic—especially paraconsistent logic. He is the author of over 200 papers, and books including In Contradiction (2nd ed. Oxford University Press, 2006), Beyond the Limits of Thought (2nd ed. Oxford University Press, 2002), Towards Non-Being (Oxford University Press, 2005), Doubt Truth to be a Liar (Oxford University Press, 2006), and Introduction to Non-Classical Logic (2nd ed. Cambridge University Press, 2008). His new book, One, is forthcoming with Oxford University Press.

Michael Quante (1962) is full Professor of Practical Philosophy in the Department of Philosophy at the Westfälische Wilhelms-University. He is Speaker of the Zentrum für Bioethik and Co-Editor of the journal Hegel Studien. His books (in English) include: Hegel’s Concept of Action (Cambridge University Press 2004, paperback ed. 2007), Enabling Social Europe (Springer 2005; co-authored with Bernd v. Maydell et al.), Hegel’s Phenomenology of Spirit (Cambridge University Press, 2008; co-edited with Dean Moyar), Moral Realism (Helsinki 2004 (= Acta Filosofica Fennica Vol. 76); co-edited with Jussi Kotkavirta), and Pragmatic Idealism (Rodopi 1998; co-edited with Axel Wüstehube).

Paul Redding is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Sydney and a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities. He has published extensively on Hegel and German idealism, and his interests include idealist approaches to logic and theology as well as the links between idealism and later pragmatist and analytic approaches to philosophy. His books include Hegel’s Hermeneutics (Cornell University Press, 1996), The Logic of Affect (Cornell University Press, 1999), Analytic Philosophy and the Return of Hegelian Thought (Cambridge University Press, 2007) and Continental Idealism: Leibniz to Nietzsche (Routledge, 2009).

(p. xv) Fred Rush teaches philosophy at the University of Notre Dame.

Ulrich Schlösser has taught at the Humboldt-Universität Berlin and at the Universities of Jena, Sheffield and Toronto. He is now Professor for Kant and German Idealism at the Universität Tübingen. Ulrich Schlösser has published on the relation between cognition and aesthetics in Kant’s philosophy, on Jacobi, Fichte, and on Hegel’s philosophy of mind in the Jena period.

Sally Sedgwick is LAS Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and Affiliated Professor of Germanic Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She received her PhD in 1985 from the University of Chicago, and has held visiting positions at Harvard, the University of Pennsylvania, and the universities of Bonn, Bern, and Luzern. Her publications include the monographs Kant’s Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals: An Introduction (Cambridge University Press, 2008) and Hegel’s Critique of Kant (Oxford University Press, 2012). In 2009/10, she was President of the Central Division of the American Philosophical Association.

Christian Spahn studied Philosophy, Communication Science, and German Literature at the University of Essen, Germany. He received his Masters from the University of Notre Dame, USA, and his PhD from the Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule, Aachen, Germany, with the study Lebendiger Begriff—Begriffenes Leben: Zur Grundlegung der Philosophie des Organischen bei G.W.F. Hegel (Würzburg: Königshausen & Neumann, 2007), analysing the logical foundation of Hegel’s philosophy of biology. His research areas include the philosophy of biology, epistemology, and German Idealism. Spahn was a post-doctorate fellow at the Friedrich-Schiller-Universität of Jena, Germany, and taught in Fulda, Jena, and Bamberg, Germany. He is currently Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Keimyung University, Daegu, South Korea.

Lina Steiner directs a Research Center for Philosophy and Literature at the University of Bonn, Germany. She is the author of For Humanity’s Sake: The Bildungsroman in Russian Culture (University of Toronto Press, 2011) and a number of articles on literary history and theory, which have appeared in Comparative Literature, Comparative Literature Studies, Slavic Review, Russian Literature, and other journals. Her current book-length projects focus on the conceptual, intellectual, and disciplinary history of Philology in Germany, Eastern Europe, and the United States, and on Leo Tolstoy’s filiations with the German philosophical tradition.

Pirmin Stekeler-Weithofer is Professor for Theoretical Philosophy at the University of Leipzig since 1992. His special interests are in the philosophy of logic and language, mind and action, and philosophy of German Idealism, esp. Kant and Hegel. Selected publications include: Hegels Analytische Philosophie. Die Wissenschaft der Logik als kritische Theorie der Bedeutung (Verlag Ferdinand Schöningh, 1992); “Intuition, Understanding, and the Human Form of Life”, in Heikki Ikäheimo & Arto Laitinen eds., Recognition and Social Ontology (Brill, 2011, 85–113); “The Question of System: How to Read the Development from Kant to Hegel,” Inquiry 49, 1/2006, 80–102; and “Mathematical Thinking in Hegel’s Science of Logic,” International Yearbook of German Idealism, 3/2005, 243–60.

(p. xvi) Alison Stone is Professor of European Philosophy at Lancaster University, UK. She is the author of Petrified Intelligence: Nature in Hegel’s Philosophy (SUNY Press, 2004), Luce Irigaray and the Philosophy of Sexual Difference (Cambridge University Press, 2006), An Introduction to Feminist Philosophy (Polity Press, 2007), and Feminism, Psychoanalysis, and Maternal Subjectivity (Routledge, 2011). She also edited The Edinburgh Critical History of Nineteenth-Century Philosophy (Edinburgh University Press, 2011). Other topics on which she has published articles include the Frankfurt School and the Early German Romantics, on whom she is currently completing a monograph.

Claudia Wirsing is currently completing her PhD on Hegel’s concept of reality in the “Science of Logic” at the Friedrich-Schiller University of Jena, and is research assistant at the University of Braunschweig—Institute of Technology. She is also co-editing the German Yearbook of Philosophy on Hegel’s Science of Logic (200 Jahre Wissenschaft der Logik, Meiner Press) with Anton Friedrich Koch, Friedrike Schick, and Klaus Vieweg. She has published in the fields of social philosophy (with a focus on critical theory), epistemology and ontology as well as on German Idealism.

John H. Zammito is John Antony Weir Professor of History at Rice University. His research focuses on Immanuel Kant and his student and rival, Johann Gottfried Herder. He works more widely in history and philosophy of science and the philosophy of history. His key publications are: The Genesis of Kant’s Critique of Judgment (University of Chicago Press, 1992); Kant, Herder, and the Birth of Anthropology (University of Chicago Press, 2002); and A Nice Derangement of Epistemes: Post-Positivism in the Study of Science from Quine to Latour (University of Chicago Press, 2004). His current research involves the genesis of biology in eighteenth-century Germany.

Günter Zöller is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Munich. He studied at the University of Bonn, the Ecole normale supérieure, Paris and Brown universities, and held visiting professorships at Princeton University, Emory University, Seoul National University, McGill University, and Chinese University of Hong Kong as well as visiting fellowships at Queen’s College, Oxford, Harvard University, and University of Bologna. A past President of the International Fichte Society, past Vice President of the North American Kant Society, and editor of Fichte’s Collected Works of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences, he is the author of Fichte’s Transcendental Philosophy (1998) and Fichte lesen (2013).