The Oxford Handbook of Continental Philosophy

The Oxford Handbook of Continental Philosophy

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The Oxford Handbooks series is a major new initiative in academic publishing. Each volume offers an authoritative and up-to-date survey of original research in a particular subject area. Specially commissioned essays from leading figures in the discipline give critical examinations of the progress and direction of debates. Oxford Handbooks provide scholars and graduate students with compelling new perspectives upon a wide range of subjects in the
humanities and social sciences.

The Oxford Handbook of Continental Philosophy is the definitive guide to the major themes of the continental European tradition in philosophy in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Brian Leiter and Michael Rosen have assembled a stellar group of contributors who provide a thematic treatment of continental philosophy, treating its subject matter philosophically and not simply as a series of museum pieces from the history of ideas. The scope of the volume is broad, with discussions
covering a wide range of philosophical movements including German Idealism, existentialism, phenomenology, Marxism, postmodernism, and critical theory, as well as thinkers like Hegel, Marx, Nietzsche, Freud, Heidegger, and Foucault. This Handbook will be an essential reference point for graduate students and
professional academics working on continental philosophy, as well as those with an interest in European literature, the history of ideas, and cultural studies.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 826 pages
  • 171 x 246 x 43mm | 1,338g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0199572992
  • 9780199572991
  • 785,325

Table of contents

PART I: PROBLEMS OF METHOD; PART II: REASON AND CONSCIOUSNESS; PART III: HUMAN BEING
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Review from previous edition This voluminous handbook is a very welcome tool that brings out many fundamental aspects of continental philosophy and puts them in a new light in order to show their importance and relevance...All of the essays are of a very high caliber , strive toward as much clarity as possible, and do not sacrifice nuances or overlook difficulties. The scholarship of the contributors is impeccable...In sum, this handbook is a remarkable achievement...If a case had to made about the relevance, originality, and fruitfulness of the continental approaches, this handbook makes it rather convincingly and brilliantly. Pol Vandevelde, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews
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Excellent essays * Simon Glendinning, Times Literary Supplement * Review from previous edition This voluminous handbook is a very welcome tool that brings out many fundamental aspects of continental philosophy and puts them in a new light in order to show their importance and relevance...All of the essays are of a very high caliber , strive toward as much clarity as possible, and do not sacrifice nuances or overlook difficulties. The scholarship of the contributors is impeccable...In sum, this handbook is a remarkable
achievement...If a case had to made about the relevance, originality, and fruitfulness of the continental approaches, this handbook makes it rather convincingly and brilliantly. * Pol Vandevelde, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews *
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About Brian Leiter

Brian Leiter is John P. Wilson Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Law, Philosophy, and Human Values at the University of Chicago.


Michael Rosen is Professor of Government at Harvard University
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