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Author West, David, 1955- author

Title Continental philosophy : an introduction / David West
Edition Second edition
Published Cambridge, UK ; Malden, MA : Polity, 2010
Cambridge, UK : Polity Press, 2010


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Description x, 354 pages ; 23 cm
Contents Radical departures
Summary This book is a fully updated and expanded new edition of An Introduction to Continental Philosophy, first published in 1996. It provides a clear, concise and readable introduction to philosophy in the continental tradition. It is a wide-ranging and reliable guide to the work of such major figures as Nietzsche, Habermas, Heidegger, Arendt, Sartre, Foucault, and Derrida. At the same time, it situates their thought within a coherent overall account of the development of continental philosophy since the Enlightenment. Individual chapters consider the character of modernity, the Enlightenment and its continental critics; the ideas of Marxism, the Frankfurt School and Habermas; hermeneutics and phenomenology; existentialism; structuralism, post-structuralism and postmodernism
Notes Previous ed. published as: An introduction to Continental philosophy. 1996
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Continental philosophy.
Philosophy, European -- 20th century.
Philosophy, European.
Philosophy, Modern -- 18th century.
Philosophy, Modern -- 19th century.
Author West, David, 1955- Introduction to Continental philosophy
LC no. 2011283096
ISBN 074564581X (hardback)
0745645828 (paperback)
9780745645810 (hardback)
9780745645827 (paperback)