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Transcendence and the Concrete Selected Writings

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ISBN-10: 0823273024

ISBN-13: 9780823273027

Edition: 2016

Authors: Jean Wahl, Alan D. Schrift, Ian Alexander Moore

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Jean Wahl (1888-1974), once considered by the likes of Bataille, Deleuze, Levinas, and Marcel to be among the greatest philosophers in France, has today nearly been forgotten outside France. Yet his influence on French philosophical thought can hardly be overestimated. About him, Emmanuel Levinas wrote that "during over a half century of teaching and research, [Jean Wahl] was the life force of the academic, extra-academic, and even, to a degree anti-academic philosophy necessary to a great culture." And Gilles Deleuze, for his part, commented that "Apart from Sartre, who remained caught none the less in the trap of the verb to be, the most important philosopher in France was Jean Wahl." As…    
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Book details

List price: $39.00
Copyright year: 2016
Publisher: Fordham University Press
Publication date: 11/1/2016
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.98" wide x 9.02" long x 0.59" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Alan D. Schrift, Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Center for the Humanities at Grinnell College, is author of Nietzsche's French Legacy: A Genealogy of Poststructuralism.