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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
  • Arthur Schopenhauer: Cogitata. Philosophische Notizen aus dem Nachlass
    Philosophischer Literaturanzeiger 70 (3): 214-216. 2017.
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    Arthur Schopenhauer: Cholerabuch. Philosophischen Notizen aus dem Nachlass
    Philosophischer Literaturanzeiger 71 (1): 5-7. 2018.
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    For the Love of God
    International Philosophical Quarterly 54 (2): 175-190. 2014.
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    This book connects Schopenhauer’s philosophy with transcendental idealism by exploring the distinctly Kantian roots of his pessimism. By clearly discerning four types of coming to knowledge, it demonstrates how Schopenhauer’s epistemology can enlighten this connection with other areas of his philosophy. The individual chapters in this book discuss how these knowledge types—immediate or mediate, representational or non-representational—relate to Schopenhauer’s metaphysics, ethics and action, phil…Read more
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    Noble lies and tragedy in Nietzsche's Zarathustra
    International Journal of Philosophy and Theology 74 (2): 127-143. 2013.
    To date authors are unsure about Nietzsche's self-critical attitude regarding his Thus Spoke Zarathustra. While few doubt that the narrative reaches a dramatic climax at the end of its third part, the largely satirical fourth part invites to take this climax cum grano salis. I provide an interpretation of the dramatic structure of Thus Spoke Zarathustra by focusing on the tragic nature of Nietzsche's ideal of the Übermensch and the comical relief provided by part four. Accordingly, the completio…Read more
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    Christopher Ben Simpson: The William Desmond Reader
    Philosophischer Literaturanzeiger 66 (1): 038-040. 2013.
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    Robert Pippin : Introductions to Nietzsche
    Philosophischer Literaturanzeiger 65 (2): 133-135. 2012.
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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.
  • 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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    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
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    Review of Jonathan Kvanvig (Ed.): Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Religion (review)
    Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 73 (4): 821-822. 2011.