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Schelling and Modern European Philosophy:: An Introduction (Migration) Paperback – January 11, 1994

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Product Details

  • Series: Migration
  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge (January 11, 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0415103479
  • ISBN-13: 978-0415103473
  • Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 0.5 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,089,760 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Schelling and Modern European Philosophy is written with verve, insight and erudition. Let others try, if they can, to follow in its footsteps..
I know of no other work which provides a more complete and authoritative introduction to Schelling.
–Manfred Frank, University of Tubingen--two dots above u

Bowie's treatment of both nineteenth century German thought and of contemporary European and analytic styles of philosophy is consistently lucid. . . . I find the volume admirable in that it is philosophical and argumentative throughout.
–Michael Vater, Marquette University

This is a lively and compelling text, which brings a major `forgotten' figure of the continental philosophical tradition right into the heart of contemporary debates. It could play an important role in changing the way in which the contours of this tradition are usually mapped in the English-speaking world.
–Peter Dews, University of Essex

About the Author

Andrew Bowie is Professor of European Philosophy at Anglia Polytechnic University, UK.

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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Nate Holdren on April 12, 2002
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Bowie's book excels in a number of ways.
First, Bowie gives an exposition of Schelling that is engaging and readable without sacrificing any of the complexity of Schelling's thought. The book's readability is no mean feat considering the difficulty of Schelling's work.
Second, more than just an introduction to an unfairly obscure figure in the history of philosophy, Bowie argues convincingly for the importance of Schelling in understanding important matters in the history of philosophy as well as in ongoing debates. Bowie notes similarities between debates within german idealism and analytic philosophy and pragmatism, and points out that the resurgence of pragmatism and pragmatics in the philosophy of language raises issues addressed earlier (though in a different vocabulary) by Schelling.
Third, by demonstrating the importance and relevance of Schelling to contemporary matters, Bowie makes clear that the history of philosophy is relevant to contemporary philosophy, something occasionally lost to more problem driven approaches.
All in all, I recommend this book highly to anyone interested in the history of philosophy, german idealism and the traditions which grew out of german idealism, pragmatism, and questions of interdisciplinarity and the arts in relation to philosophy.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By eupraxis on August 14, 2011
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It seemed for a long time that Schelling would be condemned to the status of a footnote in texts on Hegel, but recent interest -- including the Zizek's Indivisible Remainder -- has made Schelling a second-to-none must-read. Bowie's text is both encyclopedic in its range of topic, and sensitive to topics once eschewed by philosophers. While I do not hold the same low opinion of Hegel as Bowie seems to (quite to the contrary, in fact), I nevertheless agree almost entirely with his reading of Schelling. And it is a good read, too boot.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Dr. H. A. Jones on July 18, 2012
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Schelling and Modern European Philosophy, by Andrew Bowie, Routledge, 1993, 228 ff.

This is a book written for advanced undergraduate students of philosophy by an author who, at the time, was Professor of European Philosophy at Anglia Polytechnic University in Cambridge. Bowie here gives a detailed account of the ideas of a German philosopher whose work tends to get overlooked as it was produced between that of the much more influential philosophers, Kant and Hegel.

One of the main foci of attention of philosophers in the 20th century was the use and meaning of language. Many philosophers of this period spend much of their texts dwelling on the precise meanings of the language that philosophers of the past have used: Bowie is no exception. I found my own attention wandering from time to time in reading this text pondering over the meanings of sentences and wondering what exactly was the point that the author was trying to make. More than once I got lost in the detail of the presentation. There are also many references in this book to the work of other philosophers, some of whom were quite new to me (I am not a philosophy graduate). The author is an authority on Heidegger too, so there are many references to and comparisons with Heidegger's philosophy. So unless you are making a detailed study of Schelling, I think most readers will find this book quite heavy going, though its authority is unquestionable. There are Notes, a Bibliography and an Index at the end.
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