Farewell to Matters of Principle: Philosophical Studies by Odo Marquard

Farewell to Matters of Principle: Philosophical Studies

byOdo MarquardTranslated byRobert M. Wallace, Susan Bernstein

Hardcover | April 30, 1999

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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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Odo Marquard is at University of Gniessen.

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Title:Farewell to Matters of Principle: Philosophical StudiesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:160 pages, 8.54 × 5.75 × 0.67 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195051149

ISBN - 13:9780195051148

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