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Overview

The Oxford Handbooks series is a major new initiative in academic publishing. Each volume offers an authoritative and up-to-date survey of original research in a particular subject area. Specially commissioned essays from leading figures in the discipline give critical examinations of the progress and direction of debates. Oxford Handbooks provide scholars and graduate students with compelling new perspectives upon a wide range of subjects in the humanities and social sciences.

The Oxford Handbook of Continental Philosophy is the definitive guide to the major themes of the continental European tradition in philosophy in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Brian Leiter and Michael Rosen have assembled a stellar group of contributors who provide a thematic treatment of continental philosophy, treating its subject matter philosophically and not simply as a series of museum pieces from the history of ideas. The scope of the volume is broad, with discussions covering a wide range of philosophical movements including German Idealism, existentialism, phenomenology, Marxism, postmodernism, and critical theory, as well as thinkers like Hegel, Marx, Nietzsche, Freud, Heidegger, and Foucault. This Handbook will be an essential reference point for graduate students and professional academics working on continental philosophy, as well as those with an interest in European literature, the history of ideas, and cultural studies.

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Editorial Reviews

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"This voluminous handbook is a very welcome tool that brings out many fundamental aspects of continental philosophy and puts them in a new light in order to show their importance and relevance.... The results of this massive effort at covering many different themes of continental philosophy in the form of creative and critical essays are quite impressive.... In sum, this handbook is a remarkable achievement.... It is both a scholarly work providing a large amount of information and a philosophical work testing and assessing the originality and fruitfulness of continental philosophy."—Pol Vandevelde, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199572991
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 1/18/2010
  • Series: Oxford Handbooks Series
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 824
  • Sales rank: 887,832
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 1.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Brian Leiter is John P. Wilson Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Law, Philosophy, and Human Values at the University of Chicago.

Michael Rosen is Professor of Government at Harvard University

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction, Brian Leiter and Michael Rosen

Part I: Problems of Method

Chapter 2. Phenomenology as Rigorous Science, Taylor Carman
Chapter 3. Hermeneutics, Michael N. Forster
Chapter 4. Philosophical Aestheticism, Sebastian Gardner
Chapter 5. The History of Philosophy as Philosophy, Michael Rosen
Chapter 6. Historicism, Frederick Beiser
Chapter 7. What Have We Been Missing? Science and Philosophy in Twentieth-Century French Thought, Gary Gutting
Chapter 8. Marxism and the Status of Critique, Alex Callinicos

Part II: Reason and Consciousness

Chapter 9. Serpentine Naturalism and Protean Nihilism: Transcendental Philosophy in Anthropological Post-Kantianism, German Idealism, and Neo-Kantiasm, Paul Franks
Chapter 10. Dialectic, Objectivity, and the Unity of Reason, Fred Rush
Chapter 11. Overcoming Epistemology, Herman Philipse
Chapter 12. Individual Existence and the Philosophy of Difference, Robert Stern
Chapter 13. Consciousness in the World: Husserlian Phenomenology and Externalism, Peter Poellner

Part III: Human Being

Chapter 14. Nihilism and the Meaning of Life, Julian Young
Chapter 15. "The Presentation of the Infinite in the Finite": The Place of God in Post-Kantian Philosophy, Stephen Mulhall
Chapter 16. Being at Home: Human Beings and Human Bodies, Maximilian de Gaynesford
Chapter 17. Freedom as Autonomy, Kenneth Baynes
Chapter 18. The Legacy of Hellenic Harmony, Jessica N. Berry
Chapter 19. Critical Theory and Practical Philosophy: On the Normative Credentials of Frankfurt School Social Criticism, Gordon Finlayson
Chapter 20. Morality Critics, Brian Leiter
Chapter 21. The Humanism Debate, Thomas Baldwin

Bibliography
Index
1. Introduction, Brian Leiter and Michael Rosen
Part I: Problems of Method
2. Phenomenology as Rigorous Science, Taylor Carman
3. Hermeneutics, Michael N. Forster
4. Philosophical Aestheticism, Sebastian Gardner
5. The History of Philosophy as Philosophy, Michael Rosen
6. Historicism, Frederick Beiser
7. What Have We Been Missing? Science and Philosophy in Twentieth-Century French Thought, Gary Gutting
8. Marxism and the Status of Critique, Alex Callinicos
Part II: Reason and Consciousness
9. Serpentine Naturalism and Protean Nihilism: Transcendental Philosophy in Anthropological Post-Kantianism, German Idealism, and Neo-Kantiasm, Paul Franks
10. Dialectic, Objectivity, and the Unity of Reason, Fred Rush
11. Overcoming Epistemology, Herman Philipse
12. Individual Existence and the Philosophy of Difference, Robert Stern
13. Consciousness in the World: Husserlian Phenomenology and Externalism, Peter Poellner
Part III: Human Being
14. Nihilism and the Meaning of Life, Julian Young
15. "The Presentation of the Infinite in the Finite": The Place of God in Post-Kantian Philosophy, Stephen Mulhall
16. Being at Home: Human Beings and Human Bodies, Maximilian de Gaynesford
17. Freedom as Autonomy, Kenneth Baynes
18. The Legacy of Hellenic Harmony, Jessica N. Berry
19. Critical Theory and Practical Philosophy: On the Normative Credentials of Frankfurt School Social Criticism, Gordon Finlayson
20. Morality Critics, Brian Leiter
21. The Humanism Debate, Thomas Baldwin
Bibliography
Index

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