Dennis Vanden Auweele is assistant professor of philosophy of religion at the RU Groningen (University of Groningen) and postdoctoral researcher at KU Leuven (University of Leuven). He is the editor (with Jonathan Head) of Schopenhauer's Fourfold Root (Routledge, 2017) and, in Dutch, 'Philosophy at Twilight: On Power and Hope, Impotence and Despair (2016).
Vanden Auweele's exposition is knowledgeable and displays a solid comprehension of Schopenhauer's philosophy ... This book is valuable in helping us appreciate that there is a strong Christian dimension to Schopenhauer's philosophy ... Unlike other presentations of Schopenhauer's philosophy that identify aesthetic, moral, and ascetic awareness as the ascending road to enlightenment, it importantly adds religious awareness into the sequence. - Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews Vanden Auweele's study is a clear, original, and well-argued reconstruction of the philosophical underpinnings, and somewhat surprisingly, Kantian roots of Schopenhauer's pessimistic world view. - Sandra Shapshay, Indiana University-Bloomington, USA