Introduction Chapter 1: The Ontology of Knowledge i. Schelling, Hegel, and the Metaphysical Truth of Skepticism ii. Absolute Identity and Reflection: Kant, Hegel, McDowell iii. The Pathological Structure of Representation As Such: Hegel's Anthropology Chapter 2: Schelling's Ontology of Freedom i. Unprethinkable Being and the Event: The Concept of Being in late Schelling and late Heidegger ii. Belated Necessity: God, Man and Judgment in Schelling's Late Philosophy Chapter 3: Contingency or Necessity? Schelling vs. Hegel i. The Dialectic of the Absolute: Hegel's Critique of Transcendent Metaphysics ii. The Spielraum of Contingency: Schelling and Hegel on the Modal Status of Logical Space Notes Bibliography Index.
Markus Gabriel re-assesses the contributions of Hegel and Schelling to post-Kantian metaphysics and the contributions of these great German Idealist thinkers to contemporary thought.
Markus Gabriel is Chair in Epistemology and Modern and Contemporary Philosophy at the University of Bonn, Germany. He has published a number of books and journal articles in German, including Der Mensch im Mythos (De Gruyter, 2006), Das Absolute und die Welt in Schellings Freiheitsschrift (Bonn University Press, 2006) and Skeptizismus und Idealismus in der Antike (Suhrkamp, 2009) and is also co-author, with Slavoj Zizek, of Mythology, Madness and Laughter (Continuum, 2009)