Toward Metaphysics: New Tendencies in French Philosophy in the Middle of the Twentieth Century

Toward Metaphysics: New Tendencies in French Philosophy in the Middle of the Twentieth Century

by Jacek Migasinski, Jan Pytalski

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Overview

This book presents and analyzes specific metaphysical tendencies that were revived within particular branches of French philosophy from the 1930s to the 1960s. Using the examples of the five philosophers active in this period (Louis Lavelle, Ferdinand Alquié, Jean Wahl, Maurice Merleau-Ponty and Emmanuel Lévinas), who did not belong to or did not form any school of thought, the author attempts to show that the specificity of this non-classical metaphysics could be located in its anti-naturalist, non-substantial, non-objectival, dialectic, critical, non-systematic and pluralist character. The analysis is preceded by a comprehensive introduction in which both theoretical and historical inspirations for the ideas presented in the book are explained. The summary provides possible influences that the described ideas could exercise over more recent currents in French philosophy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783631626726
Publisher: Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften
Publication date: 12/29/2014
Series: Modernity in Question Series: Studies in Philosophy and History of Ideas , #5
Pages: 282
Product dimensions: 5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x (d)

About the Author

Jacek Migasiński was a longtime head of the Division of the History of Modern Philosophy at the Department of Philosophy and Sociology of the University of Warsaw. He is the author of many books about philosophy, metaphysics and phenomenology.

Table of Contents

Contents: French Philosophy in the 20th Century – Metaphysics and Ontology – Louis Lavelle, Ferdinand Alquié, Jean Wahl, Maurice Merleau-Ponty and Emmanuel Lévinas.

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