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    The Later Schelling on Philosophical Religion and Christianity
    Idealistic Studies 48 (1): 69-92. 2018.
    Schelling’s later philosophy was historically received as a disappointment: the once brazen Romantic and pantheist becomes a pious Christian in his old age. Indeed, Schelling’s Berlin lectures on revelation and mythology culminate in a suspicious level of Christian orthodoxy. In the last few years, a number of scholars have offered a different reading of Schelling’s Spätphilosophie, particularly by pointing out his rethinking of nature, revelation, and Christianity. In this paper, I offer a syst…Read more
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    Chris Firestone, Nathan Jacobs, Jamer Joiner : Kant and the Question of Theology
    Philosophischer Literaturanzeiger 71 (3): 317-322. 2018.
  • Dennis Vanden Auweele explores Kant’s moral and religious philosophy and shows that a pessimistic undercurrent pervades them. This provides a new vantage point not only to comprehensively assess Kantian philosophy, but also to provide much needed context and reading assistance to the general premises of Kant's philosophy and rationality.
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    Schopenhauer, Pessimism and Suicide
    Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 76 (2): 307-330. 2014.
    Schopenhauer’s argument against suicide is typically received negatively in the scholarly literature, insofar that it appears to be one of the numerous inconsistencies that haunt his philosophical system. Thus, after elaborating upon the unique characteristics of Schopenhauer’s argument against suicide, I will discuss the well-known objection to it. By offering a fresh outlook on Schopenhauer’s ethics, I will suggest a new way of appreciating Schopenhauer’s argument so as to rehabilitate his und…Read more
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    Reconciliation, Incarnation, and Headless Hegelianism
    Faith and Philosophy 34 (2): 201-222. 2017.
    A number of contemporary authors claim that Hegel’s Religionsphilosophie provides important insights for contemporary philosophy of religion. John Caputo argues that Hegel’s notion of incarnation as radical kenosis is a powerful tool for postmodern Radical Theology. In this essay, I scrutinize this claim by balancing Hegel’s notion of incarnation with his notion of recognition—the latter of which Caputo removes from a “headless Hegelianism.” I argue that a non-Hegelian, non-dialectic sense of re…Read more
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    Arthur Schopenhauer: Cholerabuch. Philosophischen Notizen aus dem Nachlass
    Philosophischer Literaturanzeiger 71 (1): 5-7. 2018.
  • Arthur Schopenhauer: Cogitata. Philosophische Notizen aus dem Nachlass
    Philosophischer Literaturanzeiger 70 (3): 214-216. 2017.
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    Review of James J. DiCenso: Kant, Religion, and Politics (review)
    Philosophischer Literaturanzeiger 64 (3): 304-307. 2011.
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    James J. DiCenso: Kant, Religion, and Politics
    Philosophischer Literaturanzeiger 64 (3): 304-307. 2011.
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    The lutheran influence on Kant’s depraved will
    International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 73 (2): 135-135. 2013.
    Contemporary Kant-scholarship has a tendency to allign Kant’s understanding of depravity closer to Erasmus than Luther in their famous debate on the freedom of the will. While, at face value, some paragraphs do warrant such a claim, I will argue that Kant’s understanding of the radical evil will draws closer to Luther than Erasmus in a number of elements. These elements are the intervention of the Wille for progress towards the good, a positive choice for evil, the inscrutability of moral progre…Read more
  • Schopenhauer’s Fourfold Root (edited book)
    Routledge. 2016.
    This volume collects 12 essays by various contributors on the subject of the importance and influence of Schopenhauer’s doctoral dissertation for both Schopenhauer’s more well-known philosophy and the ongoing discussion of the subject of the principle of sufficient reason. The contributions deal with the historical context of Schopenhauer’s reflections, their relationship to idealism, the insights they hold for Schopenhauer’s views of consciousness and sensation, and how they illuminate Schopenh…Read more
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    Review of Jonathan Kvanvig (Ed.): Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Religion (review)
    Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 73 (4): 821-822. 2011.
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    Daniel Blue: The Making of Friedrich Nietzsche. The Quest for Identity, 1844–1869
    Philosophischer Literaturanzeiger 69 (1): 071-073. 2016.
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    Schopenhauer and the Paradox of Genius
    Epoché: A Journal for the History of Philosophy 20 (1): 149-168. 2015.
    Arthur Schopenhauer’s philosophy proved more palpable to artists of the nineteenth century than to philosophers as such. Ironically, Schopenhauer’s aesthetical theory is particularly paradoxical on a variety of fronts. One troubling paradox is how Schopenhauer subscribes both to the elitist nature of the genius artist and a naturalist metaphysics. How can a singular being have radically distinct abilities if s/he cannot principally differ from the rest of existence? I address this paradox in thi…Read more
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    Review of Mark Walker: Kant, Schopenhauer and Morality (review)
    Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 74 (2): 359-361. 2012.
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    Review of Christopher Ben Simpson: The William Desmond Reader (review)
    Philosophischer Literaturanzeiger 66 (1): 38-40. 2013.
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    The Poverty of Philosophy: Desmond's Hyperbolic Gifts and Caputo's Events (forthcoming)
    American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 87 (3): 411-432. 2013.
    Recently, William Desmond’s metaxological philosophy has been gaining popularity since it proposes a powerful counterweight to the dominance of deconstruction in certain areas of contemporary philosophy of religion. This paper serves to introduce Desmond’s philosophy and confront it with one specific form of Postmodern theology, namely John Caputo’s “weak theology.” Since Desmond’s philosophy is—while thought-provoking and refreshing—not well known, a substantial part of this paper is devoted to…Read more
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    Review of Stephen Palmquist: Cultivating Personhood (review)
    Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 73 (3): 562-563. 2011.