A Companion to Continental Philosophy (Blackwell Companions by Simon Critchley, William R. Schroeder

By Simon Critchley, William R. Schroeder

With fifty eight unique essays by way of significant specialists, this better half quantity offers the 1st survey of the entire significant figures of nineteenth- and 20th-century Continental philosophy. each one essay explains and develops the most important rules of a critical determine or move as they relate to such components as paintings thought, cultural reports, social and political idea, psychology, and the sciences. center subject part headings comprise: "The Kantian Legacy" (Kant to Hegel). "Overturning the Tradition" (Marx to Bergson). "The Phenomenological Breakthrough" (neo-Kantianism to Heidegger). "Phenomenology, Hegelianism and anti-Hegelianism in France" (Kojève to Blanchot). "Religion with no Limits of Reason" (Rosenzweig to Marcel). "Three Generations of serious Theory"(Benjamin onwards). "Hermeneutics" (Schleiermacher to Ricoeur). "Continental Political Philosophy" (Lukás to Castoriadis). "Structuralism and After" (Lévi-Strauss to Le Doeuff). Key members contain Beiser, Pippin, Caputo, Flynn, McCarthy, Laclau, Patton, and Bennington, between others. overlaying the full improvement of post-Kantian Continental philosophy, this quantity serves as an important reference paintings for philosophers and people engaged within the many disciplines which are integrally with regards to Continental and ecu Philosophy.

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It is important to recognize, however, that this problem had been completely transformed since its early formulation in the 1760s and 1780s. Now the problematic had shifted to the unification of Kant's dualisms, since this was seen as the sine qua non of ensuring that interchange between understanding and sensibility that is the precondition of all knowledge. " The quest for this principle immediately posed another problem, however. If this principle is to unify Kant's dualisms, it also has to explain them, to do full justice to them.

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The critical philosophy was not hatched from the eternal contemplation of reason, from rigorous adherence to the demands of system, as some Kantians would have us believe. Rather, it grew out of the demands of its age, the crises and controversies of late-eighteenth-century Germany. The context of German philosophy toward the close of the eighteenth century was dominated by one longstanding cultural crisis: the decline of the Aufklärung, the German Enlightenment. This crisis threw into question its main article of faith: the sovereignty of reason.

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