From Kant to Schopenhauer: the philosophical discussion about science in Thomas Bernhard's 'Baroque' novel Das Kalkwerk

Mehigan, Tim (2014). From Kant to Schopenhauer: the philosophical discussion about science in Thomas Bernhard's 'Baroque' novel Das Kalkwerk. In Paul Michael Lützeler, Erin McGlothlin and Jennifer Kapczynski (Ed.), Thomas Bernhard (pp. 67-85) Tuebingen, Germany: Stauffenburg Verlag.

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Author Mehigan, Tim
Title of chapter From Kant to Schopenhauer: the philosophical discussion about science in Thomas Bernhard's 'Baroque' novel Das Kalkwerk
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From Kant to Schopenhauer: the philosophical discussion about science in Thomas Bernhard's 'Baroque' novel Das Kalkwerk
Title of book Thomas Bernhard
Place of Publication Tuebingen, Germany
Publisher Stauffenburg Verlag
Publication Year 2014
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
Open Access Status
Series GegenwartsLiteratur
ISBN 9783958096400
ISSN 1617-8491
Editor Paul Michael Lützeler
Erin McGlothlin
Jennifer Kapczynski
Volume number 13
Chapter number 3
Start page 67
End page 85
Total pages 19
Total chapters 14
Collection year 2015
Language eng
ger
Formatted Abstract/Summary
That Schopenhauer influenced Thomas Bernhard has been noted repeatedly in Bernhard scholarship. However much such a view can be endorsed, it also fails to indicate the strength and independence of Bernhard's philosophical commitments. Bernhard's thought-world, I argue, is matched with that of Schopenhauer, without being extractable from it. Schopenhauer and Bernhard are fellow travelers whose writings emerge from a common philosophical source or problem. In amplifying this argument with reference to Das Kalkwerk (1970), I show both that Bernhard's novel can be read philosophically and that it puts forward a "Baroque" account of subjectivity. Through his abject portrait of the novel's protagonist, Bernhard polemicizes against a philosophical stance that seeks a perfect conjunction of science and spirit in the world.
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