Farewell to Matters of Principle: Philosophical Studies

Farewell to Matters of Principle: Philosophical Studies

by Odo Marquard
     
 

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This book is the latest addition to the Odéon series, a multidisciplinary series devoted to original works and translations by European writers in the areas of literature, criticism, philosophy, history and politics.
An English translation of the German best-seller Abschied vom Prinzipiellen, the book offers a series of essays that present a philosophy

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This book is the latest addition to the Odéon series, a multidisciplinary series devoted to original works and translations by European writers in the areas of literature, criticism, philosophy, history and politics.
An English translation of the German best-seller Abschied vom Prinzipiellen, the book offers a series of essays that present a philosophy of human morality critical of philosophical utopianism. Marquard, widely considered the heir of Gadamer, Habermas, and Blumenberg, describes his role as "skeptical philosopher" and discusses the 18th-century formation of such themes and disciplines as aesthetics, philosophical anthropology, philosophy of history, the nature of myth and attempts to account for it, and hermeneutics.

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"Written in a witty style reminiscent of Rorty, the essays offer an interesting perspective from a contemporary German philosopher not part of either the poststructural or Habermasian projects. The well-documented footnotes offer a wealth of information on contemporary German thought not easily available to English-speaking audiences."—Choice

"Deserves to reach the widest audience."—The Year's Work in Modern Language Studies (1990)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195051148
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
12/28/1989
Series:
Odeon Series
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
5.75(w) x 8.56(h) x 0.68(d)

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University of Gniessen

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