Professor Robert Lawrence Wicks

BA (Michigan State) , MA , PhD (Wisconsin)

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Research | Current

  • Schopenhauer
  • Nietzsche
  • Hegel
  • Kant
  • History of Aesthetics
  • Existentialism

Teaching | Current

PHIL 100 Mind, Knowledge and Reality

PHIL 340 Kant and Hegel

Postgraduate supervision


PhD Supervision

2008: David Nickless, Interpreting References to the Subject in Philosophical Writings

2006: Tony Stroobant, A Psychoanalytic Study of Anti-Semitism (with Philip Culbertson, School of Theology)

2005: Geoffey Roche, An Unblinking Gaze (with Stefano Franchi)


Associate Professor Robert Wicks's Postgraduate Supervision





School of Humanities, Deputy Head of School for Teaching and Learning

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

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  • Wicks, R. L. (Ed.) (2020). The Oxford Handbook of Schopenhauer. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press. Pages: 600. Related URL.
  • Wicks, R. (2017). Nietzsche's life and works. In E. N. Zalta (Ed.) Stanford encyclopedia of philosophy (pp. ). Stanford, Calif., USA: Stanford University.
  • Wicks, R. (2017). Kant's theory of freedom in the fourfold root as the progenitor of Schopenhauer's metaphysics of will. In J. Head, D. Vanden Auweele (Eds.) Schopenhauer's fourfold root (pp. 199-212). New York, USA: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group.
  • Wicks, R. J. (2017). Schopenhauer and the problem of consciousness. In S. Leach, J. Tartaglia (Eds.) Consciousness and the great philosophers: What would they have said about our mind-body problem? (pp. 142-151). London, UK: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group.
  • Wicks, R. (2017). Schopenhauer and Judaism. In S. Shapshay (Ed.) The Palgrave Schopenhauer handbook (pp. 325-349). Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Wicks, R. (2016). The impact of idealism: The legacy of Post-Kantian German thought, Volume III: Aesthetics and literature by Christoph Jamme and Ian Cooper (eds.), [book review]. Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews
  • Wicks, R. (2016). Introduction to Schopenhauer. In B. D. Crowe (Ed.) The nineteenth century philosophy reader (pp. 252-261). London, UK: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group.
  • Wicks, R. (2015). The divine inspiration for Kant's formalist theory of beauty. Kant Studies Online


Contact details

Primary office location

ARTS 1 - Bldg 206
Level 4, Room 439
New Zealand

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