Continental Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction (Google eBook)

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Oxford University Press, Feb 22, 2001 - Philosophy - 168 pages
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Simon Critchley's Very Short Introduction shows that Continental philosophy encompasses a distinct set of philosophical traditions and practices, with a compelling range of problems all too often ignored by the analytic tradition. He discusses the ideas and approaches of philosophers such as Kant, Hegel, Nietzsche, Husserl, Heidegger, Sartre, Habermas, Foucault, and Derrida, and introduces key concepts such as existentialism, nihilism, and phenomenology by explaining their place in the Continental tradition. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

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Chapter 1The Gap between Knowledge and Wisdom
How to get fromKant to German Idealism
Two cultures inphilosophy
Chapter 4Can Philosophy Change theWorld? Critique praxisemancipation
Chapter 5What is to be Done?How to respond to nihilism
Heidegger and Carnap
Avoiding the traditionalpredicament in philosophy
The exhaustion of theory andthe promise of philosophy
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