John Shand, a long-standing OU Tutor and Associate Lecture, has edited A Companion to Nineteenth-Century Philosophy, which has just been published as part of the prestigious (not to say incredibly useful) Blackwell’s Companions series.
Contents below. Follow the link to the publisher’s site for more information.
Introduction / John Shand
Transcendental Idealism: Kant / John J. Callanan
Theory of Science: Fichte, Schelling / Gabriel Gottlieb
Absolute Idealism: Hegel / Sebastian Stein
The World as Will and Representation: Schopenhauer / Mary S. Troxell
Historicizing Naturalism: Mill, Comte / Christopher Macleod
The Single Individual is Higher than the Universal: Kierkegaard / Karl Aho and C. Stephen Evans
The Rise of Liberal Utilitarianism: Bentham, Mill / Piers Norris Turner
Critique of Religion: Strauss, Feuerbach, Marx / Todd Gooch
Historical Materialism: Marx / Jan Kandiyali
Philosophy and Historical Meaning: Schleiermacher, Dilthey / Benjamin D. Crowe
Late Utilitarian Moral Theory and Its Development: Sidgwick, Moore / Anthony Skelton
American Pragmatism: From Peirce to James / Douglas McDermid
The Value of Our Values: Nietzsche / Andrew Huddleston
British Idealism: Green, Bradley, McTaggart / James Connolly and Giuseppina D’Oro
Neo-Kantianism: Marburg, Southwest School / Evan Clarke
The Origins of Phenomenology in Austro-German Philosophy: Brentano, Husserl / Guillaume Fréchette
New Logic and the Seeds of Analytical Philosophy: Boole, Frege / Kevin C. Klement
Time, Memory and Creativity: Bergson / Michael Kelly
Early Bird registration is still available (until May 15th) for the first Heritage in War conference, which is on the theme of:
Cultural Heritage and the Ethics of War
The aim of the conference is to begin to develop a robust account of the status of heritage in war by exploring philosophical work on such matters as incommensurability and incomparability, the nature and status of cultural heritage, risk imposition, and the reconstruction and replacement of damaged or destroyed heritage.
Homerton College, University of Cambridge
18th to 19th September, 2019
Keynote speakers: Simon Blackburn, Ruth Chang, Victor Tadros
For more information about the conference, including registration and the latest news on the wider project, visit the project website.
Alex Barber gave a talk on Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein as part of the Belfast Imagine festival on March 28th. In it, he talked about the surprising presence within Mary Shelley’s famous and much-loved novel of her mother and father – the philosophers Mary Wollstonecraft and William Godwin.
Wollstonecraft, who was called ‘a hyena in petticoats’ and a ‘philosophizing serpent’ (and worse) by male critics, is best known today for her revolutionary manifesto, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman, one of the earliest works of feminist philosophy. She died ten days after giving birth to Mary Shelley but, as Alex explained in his talk, her ideas live on in the words of her daughter’s extraordinary novel.