Continental Philosophy

ISBN-10: 0192853597

ISBN-13: 9780192853592

Edition: 2001

Authors: Simon Critchley
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Description: Simon Critchley's Very Short Introduction shows that Continental philosophy encompasses a distinct set of philosophical traditions and practices, with a compelling range of problems all too often ignored by the analytic tradition. He discusses the ideas and approaches of philosophers such as Kant, Hegel, Nietzsche, Husserl, Heidegger, Sartre, Habermas, Foucault, and Derrida, and introduces key concepts such as existentialism, nihilism, and phenomenology by explaining their place in the Continental tradition.

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List price: $11.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/7/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 168
Size: 4.50" wide x 7.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.396
Language: English

English philosopher Simon Critchley was born on February 27, 1960. He earned his BA (1985) and PhD (1988) from the University of Essex in England. Critchley received his M.Phil. from France's University of Nice in 1987. Critchley has held university fellow, lecturer, reader, and professor positions and was the Director of the Centre for Theoretical Studies at the University of Essex. Additionally, Critchley was President of the British Society for Phenomenology from 1994-1999, he held a Humboldt Research Fellowship in Philosophy at the University of Frankfurt, and was Programme Director of the Coll�ge International de Philosophie. Since 2004 Critchley has taught philosophy at the New School for Social Research in New York. Critchley's publications include "The Ethics of Deconstruction: Derrida and Levinas," the collection of essays "Ethics-Politics-Subjectivity," "Continental Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction," "On Humour," "Things Merely Are," "Infinitely Demanding," and the New York Times bestseller "The Book of Dead Philosophers".

List of Illustrations
Introduction
The gap between knowledge and wisdom
Origins of Continental Philosophy - How to get from Kant to German Idealism
Two Cultures in Philosophy - the need for both spectacles and eyes to see with
Can philosophy change the world? Critique, praxis, emancipation
What is to be done? How to respond to nihilism
A case study in misunderstanding: Heidegger and Carnap
Scientism versus obscurantism: avoiding the traditional predicament in philosophy
Sapere aude - the exhaustion of theory and the promise of philosophy
Further Reading
References
Index
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