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From the Publisher"West's ability as a story teller makes this a thoroughlyinteresting read regardless of one's degree of expertise in thesubject. It is an exemplary introduction."
"Thoughtful, thoroughly researched, well written, ContinentalPhilosophy invites students and scholars to engage in a rich and interesting tradition."
"This second edition does more than introduce continentalphilosophy; it makes it interesting and intriguing."
Philip Pettit, Princeton University
"David West's interpretations of the major figures ofcontinental philosophy are succinct and insightful. He readscontinental philosophy as a reaction to Enlightenment rationalismand as a potential foundation for emancipatory politics. Thisedition includes a courageous critique of several important recentfigures: Agamben, Žižek and Badiou. West provides an illuminatingand thorough introduction to the continental tradition."
William R. Schroeder, University of Illinois