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The Modern Philosophical Revolution: The Luminosity of Existence
     

The Modern Philosophical Revolution: The Luminosity of Existence

by David Walsh
 

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ISBN-10: 0521898951

ISBN-13: 9780521898959

Pub. Date: 09/08/2008

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The Modern Philosophical Revolution breaks new ground by demonstrating the continuity of European philosophy from Kant to Derrida. Much of the literature on European philosophy has emphasized the breaks that have occurred in the course of two centuries of thinking. But as David Walsh argues, such a reading overlooks the extent to which Kant, Hegel, and Schelling were

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The Modern Philosophical Revolution breaks new ground by demonstrating the continuity of European philosophy from Kant to Derrida. Much of the literature on European philosophy has emphasized the breaks that have occurred in the course of two centuries of thinking. But as David Walsh argues, such a reading overlooks the extent to which Kant, Hegel, and Schelling were already engaged in the turn toward existence as the only viable mode of philosophizing. Where many similar studies summarize individual thinkers, this book provides a framework for understanding the relationships between them. Walsh thus dispels much of the confusion that assails readers when they are only exposed to the bewildering range of positions taken by the philosophers he examines. His book serves as an indispensable guide to a philosophical tradition that continues to have resonance in the post-modern world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521898959
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/08/2008
Pages:
518
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

1. Kant's 'Copernican Revolution' as existential; 2. Hegel's inauguration of the language of existence; 3. Schelling on the beyond of existence; 4. Nietzsche: philosophy as existence; 5. Heidegger's achievement despite the betrayal of philosophic existence; 6. Existence without refuge as the response of Levinas; 7. Derrida's dissemination of existence as difference; 8. Kierkegaard: the prioritization of existence over philosophy.

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