Here is the long awaited lineup for Bence Nanay’s issue for The Monist (97:1 Jan 2014).
The Dethroning of Ideocracy: Robert Musil as a Philosopher
Robert Musil was not a professional philosopher. He was a novelist— and according to the widely accepted canon, his contribution to the twentieth-century novel is only matched by very few. Why then should there be a special issue on him in The Monist? The reason is that Musil was a philosopher—just a different kind of philosopher. He was trained in philosophy (he wrote his Ph.D. on Ernst Mach) and gave up a promising career in academia, turning down a job offer in Meinong’s department because he thought it better to express his philosophical ideas by means of writing novels.
The Youth Without Qualities
Achille C. Varzi
Musil’s Imaginary Bridge
What Is an Emotion? Musil’s Adverbial Theory
Foolishness, Stupidity, and Cognitive Values
Contingency and Necessity: Human Agency in Musil’s The Man Without Qualities
Musil’s Metaphilosophical View: Between Philosophical Naturalism and Philosophy as Literature
Ethics and Aesthetics: Reuniting the Siamese Twins
Mach, Musil, and Modernism
Mental Fictionalism: The Very Idea