Although previously considered a way-station on the road to Hegel, F. W. J. von Schelling is today enjoying a renaissance among Continental philosophers and others. The 14 essays in this engaging volume bring Schelling in tune with such luminaries as Heidegger, Derrida, Bataille, Foucault, Deleuze, Levinas, and Irigaray and situate him squarely in the center of current themes and discussions in such topics as ethical alterity (the other), deep ecology and the question of nature, the relation of aesthetics to nature, the crisis of truth, the possibility of non-dialectical philosophy, and the possibility of a philosophical religion. Established scholars and newer voices cast light on Schelling and German Idealism.
Contributors are Patrick Burke, Theodore D. George, Eiko Hanaoka, David Farrell Krell, Joseph P. Lawrence, Benjamin S. Pryor, Stephen David Ross, Marcia Sá Cavalcante Schuback, F. Scott Scribner, Fiona Steinkamp, Martin Wallen, Peter Warnek, Jason M. Wirth, and Slavoj Zizek.
About the Author
Jason M. Wirth is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Chair of the Philosophy, Communications, and Fine Arts Division at Oglethorpe University. He is author of Conspiracy of Life: Meditations on Schelling and His Time and translator of Schelling’s Ages of the World.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Schelling Now Jason M. Wirth
Part 1. New Approaches
1. Philosophical Religion and the Quest for Authenticity Joseph P. Lawrence
2. Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Schelling (but Were Afraid to Ask Hitchcock) Slavoj Žižek
3. Moving Images of Eternity: Powers in Difference Stephen David Ross
4. The Work of Experience: Schelling on a Thinking beyond Image and Concept Marcia Sá Cavalcante Schuback
5. Animalization: Schelling and the Problem of Expressivity Jason M. Wirth
Part 2. Rethinking Contexts
6. God's Footstool: A Note on the Source for Schelling's Description of the Olympian Zeus in the 1811 Draft of The Ages of the World David Farrell Krell
7. The Electromagnetic Orgasm and the Narrative of Primordiality in Schelling's 1815 Cosmic History Martin Wallen
8. A Monstrous Absolute: Schelling, Kant, and the Poetic Turn in Philosophy Theodore D. George
9. A Blasphemous Monologue: Technologies and Metaphysics of the Imagination in Schelling's Ages of the World F. Scott Scribner
Part 3. Schelling and Contemporary Philosophy
10. Reading Schelling after Heidegger: The Freedom of Cryptic Dialogue Peter Warnek
11. Creativity and the Unconscious in Merleau-Ponty and Schelling Patrick Burke
12: Eternity and Time: Levinas Returns to Schelling Fiona Steinkamp
13. "Giving Way to... Freedom": A Note after Nancy and Schelling Benjamin S. Pryor
14. The Problem of Evil and Difference: A Report on Nishitani's Relationship to Schelling Eiko Hanaoka