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Workshop On the Works of Schopenhauer

The Workshop On the Works of Schopenhauer was held November 6, 2013. The information below is preserved as a resource for past conference participants and interested parties:


Keynote: Brackenridge Distinguished Visiting Professor Christopher Janaway (University of Southampton) Thursday November 7th, 4:30-6 Pecan Room (UC 2.01.26): "Schopenhauer and the Value of Love."


Event poster →
Keynote abstract →


Guest Speakers

Papers are unpublished drafts and should not be quoted without permission of the author(s).

Adrian Del Caro

Edward Erdmann

Colin McQuillan

Mark Migotti

Judith Norman

Bernard Reginster

Sabine Roehr

Sandra Shapshay



Downloadable schedule →

Wed. Nov. 6th, Pecan Room (UC 2.01.26)

  • 10:00 - 11:00 am: Edward Erdmann (University of Wisconsin-Whitewater) The World as Weird: Schopenhauer’s Use of Odd Phenomena to Corroborate His Metaphysics
  • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm: Sabine Roehr (New Jersey City University) Preliminary Remarks on Schopenhauer's Concept of History of Philosophy
  • 12:00 - 1:00 pm: Break for Lunch
  • 1:00 - 2:00 pm: Mark Migotti (University of Calgary) Love, Grief, and Schopenhauer: A Study in Nietzsche’s Philosophical Development

Th. Nov. 7th, Pecan Room (UC 2.01.26)

  • 9:30 - 10:30 am: Adrian Del Caro (University of Tennessee at Knoxville) Chasing a Janus Footnote in Schopenhauer’s PPII: On the Schelling-Schopenhauer-Nietzsche Thread
  • 10:30 - 11:30 am: Sandra Shapshay (Indiana University) Schopenhauer's missing premise: The intrinsic value of human and, really, all living beings
  • 11:30 am - 12:30 pm: Colin McQuillan (St. Mary’s University) Critique in German Philosophy: From Kant to Schopenhauer
  • 12:30 - 2:00 pm: Break for Lunch
  • 2:00 - 3:00 pm: Bernard Reginster (Brown University) Resignation
  • 3:00 - 4:00 pm: Judith Norman (Trinity University) Music Lessons: What We Do (and Don’t) Learn from Music in Schopenhauer
  • 4:00 - 4:30 pm: Break for Tea and Coffee
  • 4:30 - 6:00 pm: Keynote: Christopher Janaway (University of Southampton) Schopenhauer and the Value of Love

Professor Janaway’s visit is made possible by a generous grant from the Brackenridge foundation and by the Department of Philosophy and Classics. All events are free and open to the public.

For more information, contact: Alistair Welchman at