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Modern Philosophical Revolution The Luminosity of Existence

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ISBN-10: 0521727634

ISBN-13: 9780521727631

Edition: 2008

Authors: David Walsh

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The Modern Philosophical Revolution breaks new ground by demonstrating the continuity of European philosophy from Kant to Derrida. Much of the literature on European philosophy has emphasised the breaks that have occurred in the course of two centuries of thinking. But as David Walsh argues, such a reading overlooks the extent to which Kant, Hegel, and Schelling were already engaged in the turn toward existence as the only viable mode of philosophising. Where many similar studies summarise individual thinkers, this book provides a framework for understanding the relationships between them. Walsh thus dispels much of the confusion that assails readers when they are only exposed to the…    
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List price: $36.99
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 9/8/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 518
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

David Walsh is professor of politics at The Catholic University of America. The editor of three volumes of The Collected Works of Eric Voegelin, he has published numerous articles in political science and philosophy journals, as well as essays in anthologies. This is the third volume in a trilogy concerning the modern world that began with After Ideology: Recovering the Spiritual Foundations of Freedom and The Growth of the Liberal Soul.

Kant's "Copernican Revolution" as Existential
Hegel's Inauguration of the Language of Existence
Schelling on the Beyond of Existence
Nietzsche: Philosophy as Existence
Heidegger's Achievement Despite the Betrayal of Philosophical Existence
Existence Without Refuge as the Response of Levinas
Derrida's Dissemination of Existence as Differance
Kierkegaard's Prioritization of Existence over Philosophy
Epilogue: Modernity as Responsibility
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