Farewell to Matters of Principle

Farewell to Matters of Principle : Philosophical Studies

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This book is the latest addition to the Odeon series, a multidisciplinary series devoted to original works and translations by European writers in the areas of literature, criticism, philosophy, history and politics.
An English translation of the German best-seller Abschied vom Prinzipiellen, the book offers a series of essays that present a philosophy of human morality critical of philosophical utopianism. Marquard, widely considered the heir of Gadamer, Habermas, and Blumenberg, describes his role as "skeptical philosopher" and discusses the 18th-century formation of such themes and disciplines as aesthetics, philosophical anthropology, philosophy of history, the nature of myth and attempts to account for it, and hermeneutics.
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  • Hardback | 152 pages
  • 146.8 x 218.4 x 16.8mm | 373.24g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195051149
  • 9780195051148
  • 2,128,159

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'contains, amongst other highly perceptive papers, the key essay 'Indicted and unburdened man in eighteenth-century philosophy' (38-63), alone worth whole volumes of exegesis. Here in translation it deserves to reach the widest audience.'
Modern Language Studies, Volume 52 (1990) 1991
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