Bart Vandenabeele is Professor of Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art at Ghent University. His main areas of research are aesthetics and 18th- and 19th-century German philosophy (esp. Kant, Schopenhauer and Nietzsche). He also has a keen interest in philosophical hermeneutics (Heidegger, Gadamer, Makkreel, ...). He studied Germanic Philology (with a strong focus on cognitive linguistics) and Philosophy as an undergraduate and postgraduate. He received his PhD in philosophy from KU Leuven in 2000. His PhD thesis was on Schopenhauer's philosophy of value, and provided the basis for the book De bloesem van het leven. Esthetiek en ethiek in Arthur Schopenhauers filosofie (Leuven University Press / Koninklijke van Gorcum, 2001). Other book publications include A Companion to Schopenhauer (Wiley-Blackwell, 2012, ed.), The Sublime in Schopenhauer's Philosophy (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015), and Verbijstering, veelheid, verschil. Fundamentele inzichten van actuele filosofen (Pelckmans, 2019). He has published numerous articles on a wide range of topics in refereed journals and edited collections. He has been a visiting scholar and visiting professor at several universities in Europe, Africa, and the U.S.A., including the University of Oxford, the University of Stellenbosch, and Missouri Western University. He is also a member of the international advisory board of the Schopenhauer-Gesellschaft, a past Vice-Chair of the Philosophy of Communication section of ECREA, and a past Vice-President of the Dutch Association of Aesthetics.