Continental Philosophy by Andrew Cutrofello
A Contemporary Introduction (Routledge Contemporary Introductions to Philosophy)

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Continental Philosophy: A Contemporary Introduction is ideal for students coming to the topic for the first time. It introduces the origins and development of the tradition, tracing it from Kant to the present day. Taking a clear thematic approach, Andrew Cutrofello introduces and assesses continental philosophy’s relation to fundamental questions in philosophy, such as ethics, humanism, phenomenology, politics and metaphysics, centring the book around the following questions:



What is knowledge?



What is moral obligation?



For what should we hope?



What is ‘man’?



What is critique?

Andrew Cutrofello’s style is lively and engaging. He also introduces the major as well as the lesser-known thinkers of the continental tradition: from Kant, Mill and Nietzsche and Husserl to Heidegger, Merleau-Ponty, Sartre Levinas, Bataille and Kristeva.

 

About Andrew Cutrofello

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Andrew Cutrofello is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Loyola University, Chicago. He is author of Discipline and Critique (1996), Imagining Otherwise (1997) and The Owl at Dawn: A Sequel to Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit (1998).
 
Published March 1, 2004 by Routledge. 407 pages
Genres: History, Law & Philosophy.

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