A Companion to Continental Philosophy / Edition 1

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With 50 original essays by major experts, this COMPANION volume provides the first survey of the major figures of 19th- and 20th-century continental philosophy. Each essay explains and develops the key ideas of a central figure relating to such areas as art theory, cultural studies, social and political theory, psychology, and the sciences.
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"This anthology makes an important contribution to the study of Continental philosophy in English-speaking countries, tracing its roots back to attempts to overcome Kantian and neo-Kantian philosophy. These articles are concise summaries and are accessible to nonspecialists while still interesting to specialists. Recommended for upper-division graduates, graduate students, and faculty." Choice

"The chapters on individual writers discuss the major works, ideas and achievements of their subject. The accounts are clear, informative and appear to be very even handed in the discussion of the strengths and weaknesses of the philosophers." Philosophy and Religion

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780631218500
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 9/16/1999
  • Series: Blackwell Companions to Philosophy Series , #61
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 700
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Simon Critchley is Reader in Philosophy at the University of Essex and Program Director at the College International de Philosophie, Paris. He is author of The Ethics of Deconstruction (1992), Very Little... Almost Nothing (1997) and Ethics-Politics-Subjectivity (1999). He is co-editor of Re-reading Levinas (1991), Deconstructive Subjectivities (1996), and Emmanuel Levinas: Basic Philosophical Writings (1996).

William R. Schroeder teaches Continental Philosophy at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. He is author of Sartre and His Predecessors: The Self and the Other (1984). He has also written on Hegel Nietzsche, interpretive theory, freedom, and Continental ethics and is currently working on a survey of Continental philosophy for Blackwell Publishers.

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Table of Contents

List of contributors
Introduction: what is Continental philosophy? 1
Pt. I The Kantian Legacy
1 The context and problematic of post-Kantian philosophy 21
2 Kant 35
3 Fichte 57
4 Early German Romanticism: Friedrich Schlegel and Novalis 68
5 Schelling 83
6 Hegel 93
Pt. II Overturning the Tradition
7 Feuerbach and the Young Hegelians 107
8 Marx 118
9 Kierkegaard 128
10 Schopenhauer 139
11 Nietzsche 153
12 Freud 162
13 Bergson 173
Pt. III The Phenomenological Breakthrough
14 Neo-Kantianism 185
15 Husserl 198
16 Scheler 208
17 Jaspers 216
18 Heidegger 223
Pt. IV Phenomenology, Hegelianism and Anti-Hegelianism in France
19 Kojeve 237
20 Levinas 245
21 Sartre 256
22 de Beauvoir 269
23 Merleau-Ponty 281
24 Bataille 292
25 Blanchot 304
Pt. V Religion without the Limits of Reason
26 Rosenzweig 319
27 Buber 329
28 Marcel 340
Pt. VI Three Generations of Critical Theory
29 Benjamin 349
30 Horkheimer 362
31 Adorno 370
32 Bloch 382
33 Marcuse 389
34 Habermas 397
35 Third generation critical theory 407
Pt. VII Hermeneutics
36 Schleiermacher 417
37 Dilthey 425
38 Gadamer 433
39 Ricoeur 443
Pt. VIII Continental Political Philosophy
40 Lukacs 455
41 Gramsci 461
42 Schmitt 469
43 Arendt 478
44 Lefort 484
45 Castoriadis 492
Pt. IX Structuralism and After
46 Levi-Strauss 507
47 Lacan 519
48 Althusser 530
49 Foucault 537
50 Derrida 549
51 Deleuze 559
52 Lyotard 574
53 Baudrillard 581
54 Irigaray 588
55 Kristeva 599
56 Le Doeuff 607
Afterword 613
Analytical Index 639
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