Editor's Note


  • Sean J. McGrath Memorial University of Newfoundland


The North American Schelling Society (NASS) was founded in 2011 with the intention of raising F.W.J. Schelling’s profile in the English-speaking academy by facilitating the collaborative research of those philosophers who work on him. The ultimate goal in founding the society was to restore Schelling to his place of prestige, alongside, Kant, Fichte, and Hegel, in the history of modern philosophy, and so to correct a certain truncated version of German Idealism common in the North American departments of philosophy. Beyond this historical aim, NASS was also intended to stimulate the deployment of Schellingian concepts in contemporary philosophy and theory. Through a steady stream of articles, books, conference presentations and graduate seminars, a generation of new scholars has established a secure space for Schelling research in the 21st century. We would like to think that NASS, which has since its founding, held meetings in Seattle (2012), London, Ontario (2013), New York City (2014), St. John’s, Newfoundland (2015), and Mexico City (2017), has significantly contributed to this resurgence of Schelling scholarship. Suffice it to say, the time is ripe to launch an official journal in English dedicated to the philosopher whom Heidegger regarded as the greatest of the classical German thinkers. It is with great pleasure that we announce the publication of this first issue of Kabiri, which has been in the works for several years, and with it create a venue for new work on Schelling and Schelling related scholarship in English. Special thanks to our editorial board, and the editorial staff, especially Kyla Bruff and Alisan Genç.