Modern French Philosophy

Cambridge University Press, 1980 - 192 pages
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This is a critical introduction to modern French philosophy, commissioned from one of the liveliest contemporary practitioners and intended for an English-speaking readership. The dominant 'Anglo-Saxon' reaction to philosophical development in France has for some decades been one of suspicion, occasionally tempered by curiosity but more often hardening into dismissive rejection. But there are signs now of a more sympathetic interest and an increasing readiness to admit and explore shared concerns, even if these are still expressed in a very different idiom and intellectual context. Vincent Descombes offers here a personal guide to the main movements and figures of the last forty-five years. He traces over this period the evolution of thought from a generation preoccupied with the 'three H's' - Hegel, Husserl and Heidegger, to a generation influenced since about 1960 by the 'three masters of suspicion' - Marx, Nietzsche and Freud. In this framework he deals in turn with the thought of Sartre, Merleau-Ponty, the early structuralists, Foucault, Althusser, Serres, Derrida, and finally Deleuze and Lyotard. The 'internal' intellectual history of the period is related to its institutional setting and the wider cultural and political context which has given French philosophy so much of its distinctive character.

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It claims to be an overview of Modern French Philosophy, but you have to be very aware of Modern French Philosophy to get to grips with it. I've read quite a lot of philosophy and continental ... Consulter l'avis complet

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Philosophy in France
The humanisation of nothingness Kojeve
The human origin of truth MerleauPonty
The critique of history Foucault Althusser
Marxism in peril
Difference Derrida Deleuze
La differance
The search for a transcendental empiricism
The end of time Deleuze Klossowski Lyotard
The tale of the end of the tale of the end of history
Final remarks
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Vincent Descombes is Professor at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris.

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