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    DescriptionIn A History of Philosophy in the Twentieth Century, Christian Delacampagne reviews the discipline's divergent and dramatic course and shows that its greatest figures, even the most unworldly among them, were deeply affected by events of their time. From Ludwig Wittgenstein, whose famous Tractatus was actually composed in the trenches during World War I, to Edmund Husserl and Martin Heidegger-one who found himself barred from public life with Hitler's coming to power, the other a member of the Nazi party who later refused to repudiate German war crimes. From Bertrand Russell, whose lifelong pacifism led him to turn from logic and mathematics to social and moral questions, and Jean-Paul Sartre, who made philosophy an occasion for direct and personal political engagement, to Rudolf Carnap, a committed socialist, and Karl Popper, a resolute opponent of Communism. From the Vienna Circle and the Frankfurt School to the contemporary work of philosophers as variously minded as Jacques Derrida, Jurgen Habermas, and Hilary Putnam. The thinking of these philosophers, and scores of others, cannot be understood without being placed in the context of the times in which they lived.

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    A History of Philosophy in the Twentieth Century
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    By (author) Christian Delacampagne, Translated by M. B. Debevoise
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    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 356
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 224 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 522 g
    ISBN 13: 9780801868146
    ISBN 10: 0801868149

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    BISAC V2.8: PHI016000
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    black & white illustrations
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    Publication date
    27 September 2001
    Publication City/Country
    Baltimore, MD
    Author Information
    Christian Delacampagne is a graduate of the Ecole Normale Superieure in Paris. He has served as director of the French Institutes in Barcelona, Cairo, Madrid, and Tel-Aviv and, more recently, as the cultural and scientific attache of the French Embassy in Boston. He presently teaches in the Department of French and Italian at Connecticut College, in New London.
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    A richly detailed picture of the works of philosophy... [Delacampagne] proves to be an enlivening guide to the labyrinth of recent philosophical thought... He lucidly outlines the convergence and divergence of lines of thought in the bewildering maze of modern intellectual life. -- Neal Leavitt Boston Book Review This is no ordinary history of philosophy. Its novelty lies not only in the fact that it locates the great philosophers of the twentieth century within the tragic events of our century, but, so far as I know, it is the first history of philosophy that points out the effects on and the responses of different philosophers to the Holocaust. Dimensions Delacampagne relates major philosophical trends over the past 120 years on both sides of the Atlantic to their historic settings... The scope of this survey is impressive. Choice
    Table of contents
    Contents: Preface to the English-Language Edition Preface to the Original Edition Introduction: The Birth of Modernity 1 The Sure Path of Science Progress in Logic From Logic to Phenomenology From Logic to Politics Wittgenstein's Dissidence 2 Philosophies of the End The End of Europe The End of Oppression The End of Metaphysics After the End 3 Conceiving Auschwitz Paths of Exile Heidegger's Choice Preliminary Inquiries Investigation of the Case 4 In the Cold War Partisans of Liberalism Defender of Liberty In Search of a Third Way Avatars of Marxism 5 Reason in Question Structure versus Subject A History of Truth From Deconstruction to Neopragmatism Communication or Investigation? Epilogue: The Unfinished Cathedral Notes Select Bibliography Index