Ben Woodard is a post-doctoral researcher at the Institute for Philosophy and Art Theory (IPK) at Leuphana University in Luneburg, Germany. His research focuses on the relationship between naturalism and idealism especially during the long 19th Century. He is currently finishing a text on F.H. Bradley and the conflict of monism and pluralism in contemporary philosophy as part of a larger project on overcoming the analytic continental divide. His book Schelling’s Naturalism is forthcoming from Edinburgh University Press.
The problem of surrogative autonomy is that thinking can quite readily formalize itself into a plethora of exteriorities, but that these will not necessarily be intelligible to it. All writing is at l...