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The History of Continental Philosophy




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ISBN 9781844656684
Published September 30, 2013 by Routledge
3040 Pages

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This major work of reference is an indispensable resource for anyone conducting research or teaching in philosophy. An international team of over 100 leading scholars has been brought together under the general editorship of Alan Schrift and the volume editors to provide authoritative analyses of the continental tradition of philosophy from Kant to the present day. Divided, chronologically, into eight volumes, "The History of Continental Philosophy" is designed to be accessible to a wide range of readers, from the scholar looking for original insight and the latest thinking to the student wishing for a masterly encapsulation of a particular thinker's views. By placing continental philosophy within a historical context, "The History of Continental Philosophy" helps define what the continental tradition has been and where it is moving. It will become a landmark publication in its field. Volume 1 covers the period from 1780 until 1848, focusing primarily on the main philosophical figures and developments in Germany during that period, but also including a description of economic and social theories in France that set the stage for the philosophical and social movements that predominated in Germany and France during the second half of the nineteenth century. Volume 2 examines what is often referred to as the 'Age of Revolution' as various responses to Hegel, while also attending to developments in science, mathematics, sociology and aesthetics during the second half of the nineteenth century that would set the stage for the twentieth century. Volume 3 examines the earliest developments in the twentieth century: while attending to a number of key thinkers (Bergson, Husserl, Heidegger, Freud, Jaspers, Scheler), it also discusses the emergence of French sociology in the Durkheim school, developments in modern science, the philosophical response to evolution, and the schools of phenomenology and neo-Kantianism. Volume 4, as the title indicates, charts the various responses to phenomenology that appeared in the years following Husserl, with particular attention to the emergence of existentialism and existential theology, as well as its relations with philosophy of science, aesthetics and ethics. Volume 5 surveys some of the main continental movements and philosophers associated with social and political philosophy and philosophy of the human sciences (notably history, linguistics, and social and political science) during the period from 1940 through to 1968. Volume 6 looks at the major figures associated with the two dominant movements that emerge in the 1960s - poststructuralism and critical theory - while also attending to the emergence of philosophical feminism and some influential figures in those years not easily situated in the "standard" histories of the period (Serres, Bourdieu). Volume 7 examines the developments in Continental philosophy in the years, roughly, 1980-95, the period immediately after the hegemony of poststructuralism in France and of Habermas in Germany. Volume 8 attempts to situate the present scene in continental philosophy in terms of various new developments that are framed as attempts to rethink some of the classic themes with which the history of continental philosophy has been more or less consistently engaged.

Table of Contents

VOLUME 1 Kant, Kantianism, and Idealism: The Origins of Continental Philosophy Edited by Thomas Nenon, University of Memphis, USA Series Preface * Introduction, Thomas Nenon * 1. Immanuel Kant's Turn to Transcendental Philosophy, Thomas Nenon * 2. Kant's Early Critics: Jacobi, Reinhold, Maimon, Richard Fincham * 3. Johann Gottfried Herder, Sonia Sikka * 4. Play and Irony: Schiller and Schlegel on the Liberating Power of Aesthetics, Daniel Dahlstrom * 5. Fichte and Husserl: Life-world, the Other, and Philosophical Reflection, Robert Williams * 6. Schelling: the Philosopher of Tragic Dissonance, Joseph Lawrence * 7. Schopenhauer on Empirical and Aesthetic Perception and Cognition, Bart Vandenabeele * 8. G. W. F. Hegel, Terry Pinkard * 9. From Hegelian Reason to the Marxist Revolution, 1831-48, Lawrence S. Stepelevich * 10. Saint-Simon, Fourier, and Proudhon: "Utopian" French Socialism, Diane Morgan * Chronology * Bibliography * Index VOLUME 2 Nineteenth-Century Philosophy: Revolutionary Responses to the Existing Order Edited by Alan D. Schrift, Grinnell College, USA and Daniel W. Conway, Texas A & M University, USA Series Preface * Introduction, Daniel W. Conway * 1. Feuerbach and the Left and Right Hegelians, William Clare Roberts * 2. Marx and Marxism, Terrell Carver * 3. Soren Kierkegaard, Alastair Hannay * 4. Dostoevsky and Russian Philosophy, Evgenia V. Cherkasova * 5. Life After the Death of God: Thus Spoke Nietzsche, Daniel W. Conway * 6. Hermeneutics: Schleiermacher and Dilthey, Eric Sean Nelson * 7. French Spiritualist Philosophy, F. C. T. Moore * 8. The Emergence of Sociology and its Theories: From Comte to Weber, Alan Sica * 9. Developments in Philosophy of Science and Mathematics, Dale Jacquette * 10. Peirce: Pragmatism and Nature after Hegel, Douglas R. Anderson * 11. Aesthetics and Art History, Gary Shapiro * Chronology * Bibliography * Index VOLUME 3 The New Century: Bergsonism, Phenomenology, and Responses to Modern Science Edited by Keith Ansell-Pearson, University of Warwick, UK and Alan D. Schrift, Grinnell College, USA Series Preface * Introduction, Keith Ansell-Pearson * 1. Henri Bergson, John Mullarkey * 2. Neo-Kantianism in Germany and France, Sebastian Luft and Fabien Capeilleres * 3. The Emergence of French Sociology: Emile Durheim and Marcel Mauss, Mike Gane * 4. Analytic and Continental Traditions: Frege, Husserl, Carnap, and Heidegger, Michael Friedman and Thomas Ryckman * 5. Edmund Husserl, Thomas Nenon * 6. Max Scheler, Dan Zahavi * 7. The Early Heidegger, Miguel de Beistegui * 8. Karl Jaspers, Leonard H. Ehrlich * 9. Phenomenology at Home and Abroad, Diane Perpich * 10. Early Continental Philosophy of Science, Babette Babich * 11. Ludwig Wittgenstein, John Fennell and Bob Plant * 12. Freud and Continental Philosophy, Adrian Johnston * 13. Responses to Evolution: Spencer's Evolutionism, Bergsonism, and Contemporary Biology, Keith Ansell-Pearson, Paul-Antoine Miquel and Michael Vaughan * Chronology * Bibliography * Index VOLUME 4 Phenomenology: Responses and Developments Edited by Leonard Lawlor, Pennsylvania State University, USA Series Preface * Introduction, Leonard Lawlor * 1. Dialectic, Difference, and the Other: The Hegelianizing of French Phenomenology, John Russon * 2. Existentialism, S. K. Keltner and Samuel J. Julian * 3. Sartre and Phenomenology, William L. McBride * 4. Continental Aesthetics: Phenomenology and Anti-Phenomenology (1930-60), Galen A. Johnson * 5. Merleau- Ponty at the Limits of Phenomenology, Mauro Carbone * 6. The Hermeneutic Transformation of Phenomenology, Danel L. Tate * 7. The Later Heidegger, Dennis Schmidt * 8. Existential Theology, Andreas Grossmann * 9. Religion and Ethics, Felix O Murchadha * 10. The Philosophy of the Concept, Pierre Cassou-Nogues * 11. Analytic Philosophy and Continental Philosophy: Four Confrontations, Dermot Moran * Chronology * Bibliography * Index VOLUME 5 Critical Theory to Structuralism: Philosophy, Politics, and the Human Sciences Edited by David Ingram, Loyola University, Chicago, USA Series Preface * Introduction, David Ingram * 1. Carl Schmitt and Early Western Marxism, Chris Thornhill * 2. The Origins and Development of the Model of Early Critical Theory in the Work of Max Horkheimer, Erich Fromm, and Herbert Marcuse, John Abromeit * 3. Theodor Adorno, Deborah Cook * 4. Walter Benjamin, James McFarland * 5. Hannah Arendt, Peg Birmingham * 6. Georges Bataille, Peter Tracy Connor * 7. French Marxism in its Heyday, William L. McBride * 8. Black Existentialism, Lewis R. Gordon * 9. Ferdinand de Saussure and Linguistic Structuralism, Thomas F. Broden * 10. Claude Levi- Strauss, Brian C. J. Singer * 11. Jacques Lacan, Ed Pluth * 12. Late Pragmatism, Logical Positivism, and their Aftermath, David Ingram * Chronology * Bibliography * Index VOLUME 6 Poststructuralism and Critical Theory's Second Generation Edited by Alan D. Schrift, Grinnell College, USA Series Preface * Introduction, Alan D. Schrift * 1. French Nietzscheanism, Alan D. Schrift * 2. Louis Althusser, Warren Montag * 3. Michel Foucault, Timothy O'Leary * 4. Gilles Deleuze, Daniel W. Smith * 5. Jacques Derrida, Samir Haddad * 6. Jean- Francois Lyotard, James Williams * 7. Pierre Bourdieu, Derek M. Robbins * 8. Michel Serres, David F. Bell * 9. Jurgen Habermas, Christopher F. Zurn * 10. Second Generation Critical Theory, James Swindal * 11. Gadamer, Ricoeur, and the Legacy of Phenomenology, Wayne J. Froman * 12. The Linguistic Turn in Continental Philosophy, Claire Colebrook * 13. Psychoanalysis and Desire, Rosi Braidotti & Alan D. Schrift * 14. Luce Irigaray, Mary Beth Mader * 15. Cixous, Kristeva, and Le Doeuff: Three "French Feminists," Sara Heinamaa * 16. Deconstruction and the Yale School of Literary Theory, Jeffrey T. Nealon * 17. Rorty Among the Continentals, David Hiley * Chronology * Bibliography * Index VOLUME 7 After Poststructuralism: Transitions and Transformations Edited by Rosi Braidotti, Utrecht University, The Netherlands Series Preface * Introduction, Rosi Braidotti * 1. Postmodernism, Simon Malpas * 2. German Philosophy after 1980: Themes Out of School, Dieter Thoma * 3. The Structuralist Legacy, Patrice Maniglier * 4. Italian Philosophy between 1980 and 1995, Silvia Benso and Brian Schroeder * 5. Continental Philosophy in the Czech Republic, Josef Fulka, Jr. * 6. Third Generation Critical Theory: Benhabib, Fraser, and Honneth, Amy Allen * 7. French and Italian Spinozism, Simon Duffy * 8. Radical Democracy, Lasse Thomassen * 9. Cultural and Postcolonial Studies, Iain Chambers * 10. The "Ethical Turn" in Continental Philosophy in the 1980s, Robert Eaglestone * 11. Feminist Philosophy: Coming of Age, Rosi Braidotti * 12. Continental Philosophy of Religion, Bruce Ellis Benson * 13. The Performative Turn and the Emergence of Post-Analytic Philosophy, Jose Medina * 14. Out of Bounds: Philosophy in an Age of Transition, Judith Butler & Rosi Braidotti * Chronology * Bibliography * Index VOLUME 8 Emerging Trends in Continental Philosophy Edited by Todd May, Clemson University, USA Series Preface * Introduction, Todd May * 1. Rethinking Gender: Judith Butler and Feminist Philosophy, Gayle Salamon * 2. Recent Developments in Aesthetics: Badiou, Ranciere, and their Interlocutors, Gabriel Rockhill * 3. Rethinking Marxism, Emily Zakin * 4. Thinking the Event: Alain Badiou's Philosophy and the Task of Critical Theory, Bruno Bosteels * 5. Rethinking Anglo-American Philosophy: The Neo-Kantianism of Davidson, McDowell, and Brandom, John Fennell * 6. Rethinking Science as Science Studies: Latour, Stengers, Prigogine, Dorothea Olkowski * 7. European Citizenship: A Post-Nationalist Perspective, Rosi Braidotti * 8. Postcolonialism, Postorientalism, Postoccidentalism: The Past That Never Went Away and the Future That Never Arrived, Eduardo Mendieta * 9. Continental Philosophy and the Environment, Jonathan Maskit * 10. Rethinking the New World Order: Responses to Globalization/American Hegemony, Todd May * Approaching the Real, Ian James * Chronology * Bibliography * Index

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