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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:


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

Value in Modernity (Oxford University Press, 2022).

Articles and Book Chapters

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

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

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

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

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

‘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.

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

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

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.

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

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

'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.

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

'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.

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

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

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

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

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


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