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Sandra Shapshay
Hunter College (CUNY)
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    Reconstructing Schopenhauer's Ethics: Hope, Compassion, and Animal Welfare.Sandra Shapshay - 2019 - Oup Usa.
    This book articulates and defends an interpretation of Schopenhauer's ethics as an original and credible contribution to the history of ethics. It presents Schopenhauer's ethics of compassion in direct tension with his resignationism and aims to show surprising continuities with Kant's ethics.
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    A Two-Tiered Theory of the Sublime.Sandra Shapshay - 2021 - British Journal of Aesthetics 61 (2):123-143.
    By the start of the twenty-first century, the notion of ‘the sublime’ had come to seem incoherent. In the last ten years or so considerable light has been shed by empirical psychologists on a related notion of ‘awe’, and a fruitful dialogue between aestheticians and empirical psychologists has ensued. It is the aim of this paper to synthesize these advances and to offer what I call a ‘two-tiered’ theory of the sublime that shows it to be a coherent aesthetic category. (...)
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    Bioethics at the Movies.Sandra Shapshay (ed.) - 2009 - Johns Hopkins University Press.
    Bioethics at the Movies explores the ways in which popular films engage basic bioethical concepts and concerns. Twenty philosophically grounded essays use cinematic tools such as character and plot development, scene-setting, and narrative-framing to demonstrate a range of principles and topics in contemporary medical ethics. The first section plumbs popular and bioethical thought on birth, abortion, genetic selection, and personhood through several films, including The Cider House Rules, Citizen Ruth, Gattaca, and I, Robot. In the second section, the contributors examine (...)
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    Was Schopenhauer a Kantian Ethicist?Sandra Shapshay - 2020 - International Journal of Philosophical Studies 28 (2):168-187.
    ABSTRACTCommentators have generally seen the compassionate person as a second-rate character vis-à-vis the ascetic ‘saint’ who denies the will-to-life and resigns from willing altogether in Schopen...
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    Poetic Intuition and the Bounds of Sense: Metaphor and Metonymy in Schopenhauer's Philosophy.Sandra Shapshay - 2008 - European Journal of Philosophy 16 (2):211-229.
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    Schopenhauer's Transformation of the Kantian Sublime.Sandra Shapshay - 2012 - Kantian Review 17 (3):479-511.
    Schopenhauer singles out Kant's theory of the sublime for high praise, calling it , yet, in his main discussion of the sublime, he ridicules Kant's explanation as being in the grip of scholastic metaphysics. My first aim in this paper is to sort out Schopenhauer's apparently conflicted appraisal of Kant's theory of the sublime. Next, based on his Nachla against prevailing scholarly views – as a transformation of rather than as a real departure from the Kantian explanation. Finally, I suggest (...)
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    Introduction to “The Good, the Beautiful, the Green: Environmentalism and Aesthetics”.Sandra Shapshay & Levi Tenen - 2018 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 76 (4):391-397.
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    Did Schopenhauer Neglect the 'Neglected Alternative' Objection?Sandra Shapshay - 2011 - Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie 93 (3):321-348.
    For well over a hundred years, commentators have examined the importance of the famous ‘neglected alternative’ (NA) objection to transcendental idealism. By contrast, very little attention has been paid to what the NA objection means for a later philosophical system of the 19th century that was highly indebted to Kant, namely, that of Arthur Schopenhauer. I seek to redress this lacuna in Schopenhauer scholarship and argue first that Schopenhauer acknowledged NA ( avant la lettre ) and took it seriously. Second, (...)
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    The Philosophy of Schopenhauer, by Dale Jacquette.Schopenhauer, by Robert Wicks.: Book Reviews.Sandra Shapshay - 2010 - Mind 119 (475):798-805.
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    " He Just Got Old.Bradley J. Fisher & Sandra Shapshay - 2009 - In Sandra Shapshay (ed.), Bioethics at the Movies. Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 205.
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    Moral and Aesthetic Freedom in Schopenhauer's Metaphysics.Alex Neill & Sandra Shapshay - unknown
    The bleakness of Schopenhauer’s notoriously pessimistic take on the human condition is mitigated to some extent by his recognition of the possibilities of aesthetic experience and of denial of the will-to-live. However, as Schopenhauer himself acknowledges, his account of the latter appears inconsistent with his determinism, and we argue that this is no less the case with regard to his account of the former. After outlining what we take to be the basis and extent of Schopenhauer’s deterministic picture of human (...)
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  12. Advantages and Disadvantages of Pop-Cultural Artifacts for Exploring Bioethical Issues.Sandra Shapshay - 2019 - In Arno Görgen, German Alfonso Nunez & Heiner Fangerau (eds.), Handbook of Popular Culture and Biomedicine: Knowledge in the Life Sciences as Cultural Artefact. Springer Verlag. pp. 57-70.
    For the past several decades, popular culture, especially feature films and television, has been utilized with increasing frequency in bioethics teaching and reflection. This seems quite fitting, for, in the words of cultural historian and film critic Leo Braudy, even more than standard newspaper articles and other analytical texts, popular culture constitutes a “sounding board or lightning rod for deep-rooted audience concerns” Refiguring American film genres. University of California Press, Berkeley, pp 278–309, 1998). Further, many audience concerns in advanced-capitalist societies (...)
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    Contemplating Art: Essays in Aesthetics - by Jerrold Levinson.Sandra Shapshay - 2008 - Philosophical Books 49 (1):89-93.
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    Contemporary Cinematic Tragedy and the 'Silver-Lining' Genre.Sandra Shapshay & Steven Wagschal - 2014 - British Journal of Aesthetics 54 (2):161-174.
    Although much recent work in Anglo-American aesthetics on tragedy has focused exclusively on the ‘problems’ of tragic pleasure, in the long tradition of reflection on tragedy philosophers have focused more on tragedy as a genre of particular moral and political-philosophical significance. In this paper, we investigate the tragedy of our day in light of these latter concerns in order to determine what works of this genre reveal about the sense of the terrible necessities or near-necessities with which our contemporary Western (...)
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    Call for Papers The Good, the Beautiful, the Green: Environmentalism and Aesthetics.Sandra Shapshay & Levi Tenen - 2017 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 75 (2):113-113.
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    Compassió o Renúncia? «Aquesta» És la Qüestió de L’Ètica de Schopenhauer.Sandra Shapshay & Tristan Ferrell - 2015 - Enrahonar: Quaderns de Filosofía 55:51-69.
    https://revistes.uab.cat/enrahonar/article/view/v55-shapshay-ferrell.
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    Children's Rights and Children's Health.Sandra Shapshay - 2008 - Journal of Social Philosophy 39 (4):583-605.
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    Danto as Educator in Advance.Sandra Shapshay - forthcoming - Philosophy Today.
    This essay offers a discussion of how Arthur Danto educated me philosophically both through his personal example and through his work. Along the way, I detail what I take to be his most important lesson: to engage deeply and seriously with the subject of one’s philosophy, in his case predominantly art, and thus always to retain contact with the world outside of philosophy. Danto modeled a truly engaged philosopher of art, attending to history, actual practices and contemporary currents, without sacrificing (...)
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    Danto as Educator.Sandra Shapshay - 2017 - Philosophy Today 61 (2):339-349.
    This essay offers a discussion of how Arthur Danto educated me philosophically both through his personal example and through his work. Along the way, I detail what I take to be his most important lesson: to engage deeply and seriously with the subject of one’s philosophy, in his case predominantly art, and thus always to retain contact with the world outside of philosophy. Danto modeled a truly engaged philosopher of art, attending to history, actual practices and contemporary currents, without sacrificing (...)
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    Kant, Celmins and Art After the End of Art.Sandra Shapshay - 2020 - Con-Textos Kantianos 1 (12):209-225.
    One typically thinks of the relevance of Kant’s aesthetic theory to Western art in terms of Modernism, thanks in large part to the work of eminent critic and art historian Clement Greenberg. Yet, thinking of Kant’s legacy for contemporary art as inhering exclusively in “Kantian formalism” obscures a great deal of Kant’s aesthetic theory. In his last book, Arthur Danto suggested just this point, urging us to enlarge our appreciation of Kant’s aesthetic theory and its relevance to contemporary art, because, (...)
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    Lifting the Genetic Veil of Ignorance.Sandra Shapshay - 2009 - In Bioethics at the Movies. Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 87.
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    Procreative Liberty, Enhancement and Commodification in the Human Cloning Debate.Sandra Shapshay - 2012 - Health Care Analysis 20 (4):356-366.
    The aim of this paper is to scrutinize a contemporary standoff in the American debate over the moral permissibility of human reproductive cloning in its prospective use as a eugenic enhancement technology. I shall argue that there is some significant and under-appreciated common ground between the defenders and opponents of human cloning. Champions of the moral and legal permissibility of cloning support the technology based on the right to procreative liberty provided it were to become as safe as in vitro (...)
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  23. Palgrave Schopenhauer Handbook.Sandra Shapshay (ed.) - 2017 - Palgrave Macmillan.
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    Schopenhauer’s Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art.Sandra Shapshay - 2012 - Philosophy Compass 7 (1):11-22.
    This essay focuses on Schopenhauer’s aesthetics and philosophy of art, areas of his philosophy which have attracted the most philosophical attention in recent years. After discussing the subjective and objective aspects of aesthetic experience on his account, I shall offer interpretations of Schopenhauer’s theory of the sublime and solution to the problem of tragedy. In addition, I shall touch upon the liveliest interpretive debates concerning his aesthetic theory: the intelligibility of the “Platonic Ideas” as the objects of aesthetic experience and (...)
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    Schopenhauer and the Trendelenburg Objection.Sandra Shapshay - 2013 - In Margit Ruffing, Claudio La Rocca, Alfredo Ferrarin & Stefano Bacin (eds.), Kant Und Die Philosophie in Weltbürgerlicher Absicht: Akten des Xi. Kant-Kongresses 2010. De Gruyter. pp. 615-626.
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  26. Subtle Scripture for an Invisible Church.Sandra L. Shapshay - 1998 - The Paideia Archive: Twentieth World Congress of Philosophy 1:158-165.
    I argue for an interpretation of Kant's aesthetics whereby the experience of the beautiful plays the same functional role in the invisible church of natural religion as Scripture does for the visible churches of ecclesiastical religions. Thus, I contend, the links that Kant himself implies between the aesthetic and the moral are much stronger than generally portrayed by commentators. Indeed, for Kant, experience of the beautiful may be necessary in order to found what Kant views as the final end of (...)
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    The Human Being in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction: An Argument Against Human Cloning.Sandra Shapshay - 2005 - Journal of Philosophical Research 30 (Supplement):119-133.
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    What Is the Monumental?Sandra Shapshay - 2021 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 79 (2):145-160.
    The aesthetic category of the sublime has been theorized as integrally intertwined with the moral. Paradigmatic experiences of the sublime, such as gazing up at the starry night sky, or out at a storm-whipped sea, lead in a moral or religious direction depending on the cognitive stock brought to the experience, since they typically involve a feeling of awe and reflection on the peculiar situation of the human being in nature. The monumental is a similar aesthetic category, integrally intertwined with (...)
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