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Peter Poellner

Research interests:

Philosophy of value, philosophy of mind, phenomenology, history of philosophy (esp. Nietzsche, Husserl, Scheler, Sartre, Musil).

Selected Publications:


Value in Modernity (Oxford University Press, 2022).

Nietzsche and Metaphysics (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1995/pbk. 2000).

Articles and Book Chapters (Selection)

'Schopenhauer and the Beauty of the Past', in D. Bather Woods and T. Stoll (eds), The Schopenhauerian Mind (Routledge 2023), pp. 154-169.

'Sartre and Meta-Ethics', in M. Eshleman and C. Mui (eds), The Sartrean Mind (Routledge, 2020), pp. 541-552.

'Phenomenology and the Perceptual Model of Emotion', Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 116:3 (2016), pp. 261-88.

'Early Sartre on Freedom and Ethics', European Journal of Philosophy 23:2 (2015), pp. 221-47.

'On Nietzschean Constitutivism', European Journal of Philosophy 23:1 (2015), pp. 162-9.

'Action, Value and Autonomy: A Quasi-Sartrean View', in S. Baiasu (ed.), Comparing Kant and Sartre (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015), pp. 132-57.

'Ressentiment and the Possibility of Intentional Self-Deception', in P. Kail and M. Dries (eds) Nietzsche on Mind and Nature (Oxford University Press, 2015), pp. 189-211.

'Early Heidegger and Sartre on Authenticity', in D. McManus (ed.) Heidegger, Authenticity and the Self (Routledge, 2014), pp. 243-262.

'Nietzsche's Metaphysical Sketches: Causality and Will to Power', in K. Gemes and J. Richardson (eds) The Oxford Handbook of Nietzsche (Oxford University Press, 2013), pp. 675-700.

‘Aestheticist Ethics’, in C. Janaway and S. Robertson (eds) Nietzsche, Naturalism and Normativity (Oxford University Press, 2012), pp. 52-80.

‘Value’, in S. Luft and S. Overgaard (eds) The Routledge Companion to Phenomenology (London: Routledge, 2011), pp. 297-306.

Ressentiment and Morality’, in S. May (ed.) A Critical Guide to Nietzsche’s 'On the Genealogy of Morality' (Cambridge University Press, 2011), pp. 120-141.

'Selbstbewusstsein, Selbsttäuschung und Ausdruck', in R. Bernet and A. Kapust (eds) Die Sichtbarkeit des Unsichtbaren (Paderborn: Wilhelm Fink, 2009), pp. 115-129.

‘Nietzschean Freedom’ , in K. Gemes and S. May (eds) Nietzsche on Autonomy and Freedom (Oxford University Press, 2009), pp. 125-152.

‘Consciousness in the World: Husserlian Phenomenology and Externalism’, in M. Rosen and B. Leiter (eds) The Oxford Handbook of Continental Philosophy (Oxford University Press, 2007), pp. 409-461.

‘Affect, Value and Objectivity’, in B. Leiter and N. Sinhababu (eds) Nietzsche and Morality (Oxford University Press, 2007), pp. 227-261.

'Phenomenology and Science in Nietzsche', in K. Ansell Pearson (ed.) A Companion to Nietzsche (Oxford: Blackwell, 2006), pp. 297-313.

‘Self-Deception, Consciousness and Value’, Journal of Consciousness Studies, 11, no. 10-11, 2004, pp. 44-65

‘Nonconceptual Content, Experience and the Self’, Journal of Consciousness Studies 10, no. 2, 2003, pp. 32-57.

‘Perspectival Truth’, in B. Leiter and J. Richardson (eds.), Nietzsche (Oxford University Press, 2001), pp. 85-117. (Oxford Readings in Philosophy.)


Peter Poellner
Peter Poellner
Emeritus Professor
Department of Philosophy
University of Warwick
Coventry CV4 7AL