• Continental Philosophy

  • A Very Short Introduction
  • By: Simon Critchley
  • Narrated by: Stephen Bowlby
  • Length: 4 hrs and 27 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (3 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

In this enlightening Very Short Introduction, Simon Critchley shows us that Continental philosophy encompasses a distinct set of philosophical traditions and practices, with a compelling range of problems all too often ignored by the analytic tradition. He discusses the ideas and approaches of philosophers such as Kant, Hegel, Nietzsche, Husserl, Heidegger, Sartre, Habermas, Foucault, and Derrida. He also introduces key concepts such as existentialism, nihilism, and phenomonology, by explaining their place in the Continental tradition.

The perfect guide for anyone interested in the great philosophers, this volume explains in lucid, straightforward language the split between Continental and Anglo-American philosophy and the importance of acknowledging Continental philosophy.

©2001 Simon Critchley (P)2021 Tantor

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  • 06-02-22

Too focused on the analytic/continental split?

This is an excellent elucidation of the spilt (chasm?) between analytic and continental philosophy. However, I was left wanting for more content about the ideas of individual "continental" philosophers rather than broad strokes about the contrast between analytic and continental philosophy.