The Edinburgh Encyclopaedia of Continental Philosophy

The Edinburgh Encyclopaedia of Continental Philosophy

by Simon Glendinning
     
 


This single-volume reference guide covers the most important authors and movements in Continental Philosophy. Each section focuses on a school of thought, bringing together articles by leading scholars which explore the key thinkers and texts. Arranged in chronological order, the volume begins with the founding texts of Classical Idealism and concludes with…  See more details below

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This single-volume reference guide covers the most important authors and movements in Continental Philosophy. Each section focuses on a school of thought, bringing together articles by leading scholars which explore the key thinkers and texts. Arranged in chronological order, the volume begins with the founding texts of Classical Idealism and concludes with Post-structuralism.

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In the preface, the editor remarks that in English-speaking universities there's a renewal of interest in Continental philosophy, as differentiated from analytical philosophy, which has been dominant since the Second World War. The intent of this encyclopedia is to provide a comprehensive, introductory guide. After an introduction defining Continental philosophy, material is organized chronologically, according to the emergence of each school of thought, in sections on classical idealism; philosophy of existence; philosophies of life and understanding; phenomenology; politics, psychoanalysis and science; the Frankfurt School and critical theory; structuralism; and post-structuralism. Each section begins with an in-depth introduction, which is followed by signed essays on various aspects of the topic. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknew.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780748607839
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
Publication date:
01/01/1999
Pages:
600
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Simon Glendinning is Fellow in European Philosophy at the European Institute at LSE. His interests lie primarily in the phenomenological movement in Europe and its relation to phenomenological philosophy from the English-speaking world.

As well as numerous articles, he is the author of The Idea of Continental Philosophy (EUP, 2006), On Being With Others: Heidegger - Derrida - Wittgenstein (Routledge, 1998), and editor of Arguing with Derrida (Blackwells, 2001) and the Edinburgh Encyclopedia of Continental Philosophy (EUP, 1999).

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