Andrew Bowie's book is the first introduction in English to present F. W. J. Schelling as a major European philosopher in his own right. Schelling and Modern European Philosophy, surveys the whole of Schelling's philosophical career, lucidly reconstructing his key arguments, particularly those against Hegel, and relating them to contemporary philosophical discussion.
For anyone interested in German romanticism and the development of Continental philosophy, this is an invaluable source book. The cogent and subtle argument of this book fills a major gap in our understanding of modern philosophy, in which Schelling emerges as a key transitional figure.
`This intriguing book will serve as a stimulant to further engagement with Schelling. … written with challenging verve, …' - Religious Studies
'I know of no other work which provides a more complete and authoritative introduction to Schelling.' - Manfred Frank, University of Tubingen
'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, Marquetter University
'This is a lively and compelling text, which brings a major 'forgotten' figure of the continental philosohpical tradition right into the heart of contemoporary debates. I think 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