Continental Philosophy

Continental Philosophy : A Contemporary Introduction

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Continental Philosophy: A Contemporary Introduction is ideal for students coming to the topic for the first time. It introduces the origins and development of the tradition, tracing it from Kant to the present day. Taking a clear thematic approach, Andrew Cutrofello introduces and assesses continental philosophy's relation to fundamental questions in philosophy, such as ethics, humanism, phenomenology, politics and metaphysics, centring the book around the following questions:

What is knowledge?

What is moral obligation?

For what should we hope?

What is 'man'?

What is critique?

Andrew Cutrofello's style is lively and engaging. He also introduces the major as well as the lesser-known thinkers of the continental tradition: from Kant, Mill and Nietzsche and Husserl to Heidegger, Merleau-Ponty, Sartre Levinas, Bataille and Kristeva.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 460 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 24.89mm | 680g
  • Routledge
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0415242096
  • 9780415242097
  • 485,699

Table of contents

1. What is Continental Philosophy? 2. The problem of the relationship between receptivity and spontaneity: What is giveness? 3. The problem of the relationship between heteronomy and autonomy: What is obligation? 4. The problem of the relationship between the beautiful and the sublime: For what may we still hope? 5. The problem of the relationship between humanism and anti-humanism: What is "man"? Conclusion: What is philosophy?
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Review quote

"'This is a well structured, informative and lively account of continental philosophy. It identifies and documents what are certainly some of the key problems for this philosophical tradition. The treatment is at once eminently accessible and thoughtful, never sacrificing complexity for the sake of clarity.' - Brian Elliott, University College Dublin"
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About Andrew Cutrofello

Loyola University of Chicago, USA
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