Modern French Philosophy / Edition 1

Modern French Philosophy / Edition 1

by Vincent Descombes
     
 

An introduction to modern French philosophy (1933 to the present) which expresses the main movements and figures in their political and cultural contexts. See more details below

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An introduction to modern French philosophy (1933 to the present) which expresses the main movements and figures in their political and cultural contexts.

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ISBN-13:
2900521296723
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/28/1980
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
208

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Table of Contents

Forewordvii
Note on abbreviations and translationix
Introduction: Philosophy in France1
1The humanisation of nothingness9
The interpretation of Hegel9
The search for a concrete philosophy16
The objection of solipsism20
The origin of negation23
The end of history27
Negativity32
Identity and difference36
The question of enunciation39
AppendixNothingness in Being and Nothingness48
2The human origin of truth55
The soul and the body57
The earth does not revolve59
Does the dark side of the moon exist?62
The phenomenon65
The phenomenology of history69
3Semiology75
The intellectual scene in 196075
Structuralism77
What is a structural analysis?82
Communication92
Structures100
The humanist controversy103
4The critique of history110
Nihilism110
Marxism in peril117
Superstructures126
Introduction to the problem of power131
5Difference136
The radicalisation of phenomenology136
La differance142
Originary delay145
The search for a transcendental empiricism152
Critique of the dialectic156
6The end of time168
Authority168
The fin-de-siecle disorder173
The tale (of the end of the tale) of the end of history180
Final remarks186
Index191

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