Translation Work

Joseph Carew works as a translator from German and French into English. His most notable translation is a co-translation of excerpts of Schelling’s late Berlin lectures for The Schelling Reader. He has also translated numerous pieces on 19th– and 20th-century continental philosophy and is planning the first-ever English edition and translation of Schlegel’s lectures Transcendental Philosophy.

Joseph’s passion for foreign languages began during his BA at Memorial University of Newfoundland, where he learned Russian during his minor in Russian studies. Afterwards, he learned German at the Institut für Internationale Kommunikation at Düsseldorf University and French through the Commission scolaire de Montréal. This enabled him to pursue graduate studies in French and German in Europe, where he completed the MA program Erasmus Mundus Europhilosophie and had the opportunity to study at the Université catholique de Louvain (Belgium), Bergische Universität Wuppertal (Germany), and Université Toulouse-II (France). In his free time, he enjoys reading Russian to keep his proficiency up to speed.

Joseph is always interested in new translation projects. Anyone wishing to have articles, book chapters, or even presentations translated is encouraged to get in touch with him.


Friedrich Schlegel’s Transcendental Philosophy: The 1800-1801 Jena Lectures and Fragments
In preparation. Edition and translation with an introduction and notes.

Birgit Sandkaulen’s “Schelling’s Philosophy of Art: What is Visible and Invisible in the ‘Magical Mirror of Art’”
Forthcoming. In The Palgrave Schelling Handbook, edited by S.J. McGrath, Kyla Bruff, and Joseph Carew. New York: Palgrave Macmillan (from German).

Christian Danz’ “Schelling and Theology”
Forthcoming. Co-translated with Maximilian Hauer. In The Palgrave Schelling Handbook, edited by S.J. McGrath, Kyla Bruff, and Joseph Carew. New York: Palgrave Macmillan (from German).

Birgit Sandkaulen’s “Jacobi and Spinoza”
Forthcoming. In Jacobi: Reason and Religion at the Crux of Modernity, edited by Alexander J. B. Hampton.

Mattia Luigi Pozzi’s “Engel’s Philosophical Mock-Epic: The Triumph of Faith”
Forthcoming. In Friedrich Engels: Reflections and Revaluations, edited by Terrell Carver and Smail Rapic. London: Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming (from German).

F.W.J. Schelling’s “Philosophy of Revelation 1841/42” (edited excerpt)
2020. Co-translated with Michael Vater. In The Schelling Reader, edited by Daniel Whistler and Benjamin Berger. New York: Bloomsbury. 381-392 (from German). [volume]

Alain Loute’s “Normative Creativity in Paul Ricoeur”
2012. In “Rethinking Creativity, History and Theory,” edited by A. Bertinetto and A. Martinengo. Special Issue. Trópos 5.1 : 107-124 (from French). [paper]

Alain Loute’s “The Gift as Mutual Recognition: Paul Ricoeur as a Reader of Marcel Hénaff.”
2013. In Paul Ricoeur and the Task of Political Philosophy, edited by Gregory R. Johnson, Greg S. Johnson, and Dan R. Stiver. New York: Lexington Books. 105-123 (from French). [volume]

Fabio Bruschi and Alain Loute’s “The Ideal-Realism of Georges Gurvitch”
2011. Re-Thinking Europe 1: 32-44 (from French). [paper]