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  1.  7
    Gord Barentsen (2015). Silent Partnerships: Schelling, Jung, and the Romantic Metasubject. Symposium: The Canadian Journal of Continental Philosophy 19 (1):67-79.
    Despite Carl Jung’s stated debts to Kant, Nietzsche and Schopenhauer, this paper articulates a more profound yet silent intellectual partnership between Schelling’s philosophy and analytical psychology. Schelling’s metaphysics navigate the aporias Jung often encounters in his psychology; Jung provides Schelling’s metaphysics with a therapeutics and mode of being in the world. This paper reads the actants’ dynamism in Schelling’s First Outline and the potencies' work of yearning in the 1815 Ages of the World forward to Jungian metapsychology, which thinks Schelling (...)
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    Joseph Carew (2015). Reading Schelling Psychoanalytically: Žižek on the Ground of Consciousness and Language. Symposium: The Canadian Journal of Continental Philosophy 19 (1):39-51.
    What are the origins of consciousness and language? Why are so many driven to see them as epiphenomenal to a metaphysically more primordial phenomenon when we have good reasons to think they are irreducible to such? Drawing on the work of the Slovenian psychoanalyst Slavoj Žižek, and in particular his reading of the German philosopher F.W.J. Schelling, I suggest a provactive but nuanced thesis: that at the basis of human subjectivity there is norhyme or reason for its emergence and to (...)
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    Iain Hamilton Grant (2015). Everything is Primal Germ or Nothing Is: The Deep Field Logic of Nature. Symposium: The Canadian Journal of Continental Philosophy 19 (1):106-124.
    In Schelling’s “On the Relation between the Real and the Ideal in Nature", not only does the titular copula bond real and ideal, but it is itself bonded in and by nature. If the copula doesn't merely bond nature and judgment, but bonds the latter to the former as an instance of the nature from which is derives, what relation does the essay's search for nature's primals bear to the universalism of logical law? What, moreover, is the relation of the (...)
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    Daniel I. Harris (2015). Friendship as Shared Joy in Nietzsche. Symposium: The Canadian Journal of Continental Philosophy 19 (1):199-221.
    Nietzsche criticizes the shared suffering of compassion as a basis for ethics, yet his challenge to overcome compassion seeks not to extinguish all fellow feeling but instead urges us to transform the way we relate to others, to learn to share not suffering but joy. For Schopenhauer, we act morally when we respond to another’s suffering, while we are mistrustful of the joys of others. Nietzsche turns to the type of relationality exempli!ied by friendship, understood as shared joy, in order (...)
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    Bryan Lueck (2015). The Terrifying Concupiscence of Belonging: Noise and Evil in the Work of Michel Serres. Symposium: The Canadian Journal of Continental Philosophy 19 (1):249-267.
    In this paper I examine the conception of evil and the prescriptions for its mitigation that Michel Serres has articulated in his recent works. My explication of Serres’s argument centers on the claim, advanced in many different texts, that practices of exclusion, motivated by what he calls “the terrifying concupiscence of belonging,” are the primary sources of evil in the world. After explicating Serres’s argument, I examine three important objections, concluding that Serres overestimates somewhat the role of exclusion in perpetuating (...)
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    Bruce Matthews (2015). Schelling in the Anthropocene: A New Mythology of Nature. Symposium: The Canadian Journal of Continental Philosophy 19 (1):94-105.
    I explore how the "synthesis of history and nature" that defines the Anthropocene might signal the advent of the “new mythology” Schelling hoped would emerge from his Naturphilosophie. The epistemological dimension of this new mythology is to be understood through Schelling’s idea of Mitwissenschaft, in which humanity is the essential active agent in the reflexive system of the world. Such an inquiry derives not from a sentimental longing for an enchanted world, but from the impending “annihilation of nature” Schelling foresaw (...)
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    Jared McGeough (2015). Schelling "After" Bakunin: Idealism, Anarchism, Post-Anarchism. Symposium: The Canadian Journal of Continental Philosophy 19 (1):80-93.
    This essay reexamines aspects of F. W. J. Schelling’s philosophy in the context of the recent resurgence of academic interest in anarchist theory, with emphasis on how Schelling’s thought relates to founding anarchist thinker Mikhail Bakunin. Through an examination of aspects of Schelling’s ontology and his critique of Hegel, I discuss how Bakunin’s objections to Schelling can be tempered, all while providing the framework for a “philosophy of existence” which informs Bakunin’s own departure from a Hegelian “philosophy of essence.” I (...)
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    Patrick O’Connor (2015). Letting Habits Die: Derrida, Ravaisson and the Structure of Life. Symposium: The Canadian Journal of Continental Philosophy 19 (1):222-247.
    This essay will provide a comparative analysis of themes at work in both Jacques Derrida and Félix Ravaisson. By putting these thinkers in dialogue will I believe offers valuable insights into questions of deconstruction and vitalism. I will examine Derrida’s remarks on Ravaisson in On Touching: Jean Luc Nancy, and use his thoughts as a way of explaining the similarities and differences between Derrida and Ravaisson and thus of Derrida’s proximity to and distance from the vitalist tradition. I will also (...)
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