An Introduction to Continental Philosophy This book provides a clear concise and readable introduction to philosophy in the continental tradition It is a wide ranging and reliable guide to the work of such major figures as Habermas Foucault

  • Title: An Introduction to Continental Philosophy
  • Author: David West
  • ISBN: 9780745611853
  • Page: 476
  • Format: Paperback
  • This book provides a clear, concise and readable introduction to philosophy in the continental tradition It is a wide ranging and reliable guide to the work of such major figures as Habermas, Foucault, Derrida, Heidegger, Sartre and Nietzsche At the same time, it situates their thought within a coherent overall account of the development of continental philosophy since tThis book provides a clear, concise and readable introduction to philosophy in the continental tradition It is a wide ranging and reliable guide to the work of such major figures as Habermas, Foucault, Derrida, Heidegger, Sartre and Nietzsche At the same time, it situates their thought within a coherent overall account of the development of continental philosophy since the Enlightenment Individual chapters consider the character of modernity, the Enlightenment and its continental critics the ideas of Marxism, the Frankfurt School and Habermas hermeneutics and phenomenology existentialism structuralism and post structuralism and postmodernism In addition to the thinkers already mentioned, there is extended discussion of the ideas of Kant, Hegel, Dilthey, Husserl, Gadamer, Kierkegaard, De Beauvoir and Lyotard An Introduction to Continental Philosophy is an invaluable introductory text for courses on continental philosophy as well as courses dealing with major figures or influential approaches within that tradition It will also be most helpful to students and academics from the many disciplines which have been significantly influenced by continental philosophy in recent years, including politics, sociology, anthropology, psychology, theology, literature and cultural studies.

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    1. There was a moment when I very nearly gave up on this book in disgust. Not because of anything the author had done, but because I did not feel like I could keep up, even reading at my own glacial pace. This book is a perfect example of the kind of thing I think I need to know, so I find an "authoritative" book, and go about teaching myself. To be perfectly honest, there is plenty from this book that never made its way into my brain and probably never will. The moment when I was ready to walk awa [...]

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