Continental Philosophy An Introduction

ISBN-10: 0745645828

ISBN-13: 9780745645827

Edition: 2nd 2011

Authors: David West

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Book details

Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Polity Press
Publication date: 11/12/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 376
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.474
Language: English

David West is a Reader in Political Science and International Relations at the Australian National University

Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
Introduction: What is Continental Philosophy?
Modernity, Enlightenment and their Continental Critics
From modernity to Enlightenment
The critical philosophy of Immanuel Kant
Continental critics of Enlightenment
The Hegelian synthesis
Dialectics of Emancipation: Marx, the Frankfurt School and Habermas
Feuerbach, Marx and Marxism
The critical theory of the Frankfurt School
Habermas and the renewal of critical theory
Historicism, Hermeneutics and Phenomenology
Dilthey, philosophy of life and hermeneutics
Husserl and phenomenology
Heidegger's phenomenology of being
Gadamer and the universality of hermeneutics
The phenomenology of political action - Hannah Arendt
Beyond Theory: Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Existentialism
S�ren Kierkegaard
Friedrich Nietzsche
Jean-Paul Sartre and French existentialism
Beyond the Subject: Structuralism and Poststructuralism
Decentring the subject
The break with humanism
Foucault's genealogy of the subject
Derrida's deconstruction of Western metaphysics
Varieties of postmodernism
Philosophical critique of Enlightenment and modernity
Postmodernity as a stage of Western society
Politics of difference and ethics of the other
Radical Departures
The Resumption of history
The return of the Political in Agamben, Nancy and Lacoue-Labarthe
Slavoj ZiZek - the fractious subject of ideology
In the event of Alain Badiou
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