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Modern French Philosophy

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ISBN-10: 0521296722

ISBN-13: 9780521296724

Edition: 1980

Authors: Vincent Descombes, L. Scott-Fox, J. M. Harding, Alan Montefiore

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This is a critical introduction to modern French philosophy, commissioned from one of the liveliest contemporary practitioners and intended for an English-speaking readership. The dominant 'Anglo-Saxon' reaction to philosophical development in France has for some decades been one of suspicion, occasionally tempered by curiosity but more often hardening into dismissive rejection. But there are signs now of a more sympathetic interest and an increasing readiness to admit and explore shared concerns, even if these are still expressed in a very different idiom and intellectual context. Vincent Descombes offers here a personal guide to the main movements and figures of the last forty-five years.…    
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List price: $62.99
Copyright year: 1980
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 1/29/1981
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Vincent Descombes is Professor at the �%cole des Hautes �%tudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris.

Foreword
Note on abbreviations and translation
Introduction: Philosophy in France
The humanisation of nothingness
The interpretation of Hegel
The search for a concrete philosophy
The objection of solipsism
The origin of negation
The end of history
Negativity
Identity and difference
The question of enunciation
Nothingness in Being and Nothingness
The human origin of truth
The soul and the body
The earth does not revolve
Does the dark side of the moon exist?
The phenomenon
The phenomenology of history
Semiology
The intellectual scene in 1960
Structuralism
What is a structural analysis?
Communication
Structures
The humanist controversy
The critique of history
Nihilism
Marxism in peril
Superstructures
Introduction to the problem of power
Difference
The radicalisation of phenomenology
La differance
Originary delay
The search for a transcendental empiricism
Critique of the dialectic
The end of time
Authority
The fin-de-siecle disorder
The tale (of the end of the tale) of the end of history
Final remarks
Index