Crises in Continental Philosophy

Crises in Continental Philosophy

by Arleen B. Dallery, Charles E. Scott, P. Holley Roberts
     
 

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This book punctuates the moments of crisis in continental thought from the foundational crisis of reason in Husserl’s call for a rigorous science of phenomenology to the current crisis of postmodernism and its rejection of Husserl’s metanarrative of history and rationality. The mediating links between these moments is the centrality of the epochal

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This book punctuates the moments of crisis in continental thought from the foundational crisis of reason in Husserl’s call for a rigorous science of phenomenology to the current crisis of postmodernism and its rejection of Husserl’s metanarrative of history and rationality. The mediating links between these moments is the centrality of the epochal history of Being, the power of cultural and disciplinary practices, and the dispersal of meaning in the post-Husserlian and post-subjective philosophies of Heidegger, Foucault, Derrida, and others.

Included here are the thoughts of leading scholars who critically discuss Husserl’s analysis of the crisis of Western thought and the importance of the concepts of “world” in Husserl’s early writings. The authors analyze the deprivileging of philosophy as social critique through the text of Husserl, Habermas, Foucault, and recent feminist theory. They examine the end of the epistemological and morally autonomous subject in continental thought. Together, these thoughts articulate multiple points or moments of crisis without cure or end.

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Highlights the points of crises in continental thought from the foundational crisis of reason in Husserl's call for a rigorous science of phenomenology to the current crisis of postmodernism and its rejection of Husserl's metanarrative of history and rationality. Discusses Heidegger, Foucault, Derrida, Habermas, and recent feminist theory. Sees the crises as without cure or end. Paper edition (unseen), $17.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791404201
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
09/01/1990
Series:
SUNY Series, Selected Studies in Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy Series , #16
Pages:
283
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.45(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

Arleen B. Dallery is Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy at LaSalle University.

Charles E. Scott is Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Vanderbilt University.

P. Holley Roberts is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Philosophy at Vanderbilt University.

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