The Oxford Handbook of Continental Philosophy

Paperback | December 26, 2009

EditorBrian Leiter, Michael Rosen

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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 theprogress 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 Euopean 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 ofcontinental 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 inEuropean literature, the history of ideas, and cultural studies.

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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 theprogress and direction of debates. Oxford Handbo...

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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Format:PaperbackDimensions:824 pagesPublished:December 26, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. Brian Leiter and Michael Rosen: IntroductionPart I: Problems of Method2. Taylor Carman: Phenomenology as Rigorous Science3. Michael N. Forster: Hermeneutics4. Sebastian Gardner: Philosophical Aestheticism5. Michael Rosen: The History of Philosophy as Philosophy6. Frederick Beiser: Historicism7. Gary Gutting: What Have We Been Missing? Science and Philosophy in Twentieth-Century French Thought8. Alex Callinicos: Marxism and the Status of CritiquePart II: Reason and Consciousness9. Paul Franks: Serpentine Naturalism and Protean Nihilism: Transcendental Philosophy in Anthropological Post-Kantianism, German Idealism, and Neo-Kantiasm10. Fred Rush: Dialectic, Objectivity, and the Unity of Reason11. Herman Philipse: Overcoming Epistemology12. Robert Stern: Individual Existence and the Philosophy of Difference13. Peter Poellner: Consciousness in the World: Husserlian Phenomenology and ExternalismPart III: Human Being14. Julian Young: Nihilism and the Meaning of Life15. Stephen Mulhall: "The Presentation of the Infinite in the Finite": The Place of God in Post-Kantian Philosophy16. Maximilian de Gaynesford: Being at Home: Human Beings and Human Bodies17. Kenneth Baynes: Freedom as Autonomy18. Jessica N. Berry: The Legacy of Hellenic Harmony19. Gordon Finlayson: Critical Theory and Practical Philosophy: On the Normative Credentials of Frankfurt School Social Criticism20. Brian Leiter: Morality Critics21. Thomas Baldwin: The Humanism DebateBibliographyIndex

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