The Continental Philosophy Reader

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The Continental Philosophy Reader is the first complete anthology of classic writings from the major figures in European thought and provides a powerful introduction to one of the 20th century's most influential intellectual movements.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415095266
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 1/16/1996
  • Pages: 496
  • Sales rank: 920,969
  • Product dimensions: 6.69 (w) x 9.61 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Edmund Husserl 1859-1938 3
The Vienna Lecture 7
Phenomenology 15
2 Martin Heidegger 1889-1976 23
From the Introduction to 'Being and Time' 27
Anxiety 'Being and Time', [actual symbol not reproducible] 40 48
3 Karl Jaspers 1883-1969 53
Introduction to 'Philosophy of Existence' 55
4 Jean-Paul Sartre 1905-1980 62
Existentialism and Humanism 65
5 Maurice Merleau-Ponty 1908-1961 77
Preface to 'Phenomenology of Perception' 79
6 Simone de Beauvoir 1908-1986 93
Introduction to 'The Second Sex' 95
7 Hans-Georg Gadamer b. 1900 109
The Universality of the Hermeneutical Problem 111
8 Emmanuel Levinas b. 1906 122
Ethics as First Philosophy 124
9 Paul Ricoeur b. 1913 136
On Interpretation 138
10 Rosa Luxemburg 1870-1919 159
Leninism or Marxism? 161
11 Georg Lukacs 1885-1971 169
Reification and the Consciousness of the Proletariat from 'History and Class Consciousness' 172
12 Antonio Gramsci 1891-1937 181
The Intellectuals from 'Prison Notebooks' 184
13 Max Horkheimer 1895-1971 and Theodor W. Adorno 1903-1969 194
The Concept of Enlightenment from 'Dialectic of Enlightenment' 199
14 Walter Benjamin 1892-1940 212
Theses on the Philosophy of History 215
15 Herbert Marcuse 1898-1978 224
Political Preface 1966 to 'Eros and Civilization' 227
16 Jurgen Habermas b. 1929 235
Philosophy as Stand-in and Interpreter 238
17 Louis Althusser 1918-1990 254
From 'Capital' to Marx's Philosophy from 'Reading Capital' 257
18 Hannah Arendt 1906-1975 275
Preface to 'Between Past and Future' 278
19 Ferdinand de Saussure 1857-1913 289
Selections from the 'Course in General Linguistics' 291
20 Claude Levi-Strauss b. 1908 305
The Structural Study of Myth 307
21 Jacques Lacan 1901-1981 328
The Mirror Stage as Formative of the Function of the I as Revealed in Psychoanalytic Experience 330
22 Michel Foucault 1926-1984 336
The Discourse on Language 339
23 Roland Barthas 1915-1980 361
Inaugural Lecture at the Collge de France 364
24 Julia Kristeva b. 1941 378
Women's Time 380
25 Gilles Deleuze b. 1925 402
Introduction to 'What is Philosophy?' 404
26 Luce Irigaray b. 1930 411
The Power of Discourse and the Subordination of the Feminine 413
27 Jean-Francois Lyotard b. 1924 425
Answering the Question: What is Postmodernism? 429
28 Jacques Derrida b. 1931 438
Differance 441
Chronology 465
Index 476
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