Portraits of American Continental Philosophers - Studies in Continental Thought (Paperback)
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Portraits of American Continental Philosophers - Studies in Continental Thought (Paperback)

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Paperback 248 Pages / Published: 22/10/1999
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Through engaging autobiographical essays and photographs, "Portraits of American Continental Philosophers" introduces twenty-two leading contemporary American philosophers whose work falls under the rubric of 'continental philosophy.' The essays trace the personal philosophical journeys and orientations of a remarkable group of men and women and reveal a fascinating array of intellectual inspirations - spellbinding tales of saints and mystics, an undergraduate encounter with Hume or Locke, the shock of a racially segregated society, the experience of mirrors reflecting each other to infinity, Martin Heidegger's probing gaze, the explosion of student unrest in 1968, or a Holocaust survivor's search for explanations. Taken together, these intimate self-portraits provide a vibrant overview of the multiplicity and depth of continental philosophy in America. "Studies in Continental Thought" - John Sallis, general editor James R. Watson is Professor of Philosophy at Loyola University, New Orleans. He is co-editor (with Alan Rosenberg) of Contemporary Portrayals of Auschwitz and Genocide: Philosophical Challenges.

Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780253213372
Number of pages: 248
Weight: 436 g
Dimensions: 235 x 156 x 16 mm
Edition: New edition


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Watson (Loyola Univ., New Orleans) features 22 scholars who teach philosophy in the US and write about, or have philosophical affinity with, such 19th- and 20th-century European philosophers as Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Husserl, Heidegger, Sartre, Merleau-Ponty, Foucault, and Derrida. The philosophers include Debra Bergoffen, Robert Bernasconi, John D. Caputo, Edward S. Casey, Bernard Flynn, Thomas R. Flynn, Patrick A. Heelan, Douglas Kellner, Joseph J. Kockelmans, David Farrell Krell, David Michael Levin, Alphonso Lingis, Bernd Magnus, David M. Rasmussen, William J. Richardson, John Sallis, Calvin O. Schrag, Charles E. Scott, Hugh J. Silverman, Joan Stambaugh, Wilhelm S. Wurzer, and Edith Wyschogrod. Each philosopher is portrayed with a short (typically six pages) intellectual autobiographical sketch, a selected bibliography of essays and books, and a full-page photograph. Most sketches describe the author's philosophical education and research and writing programs. The sketch by Bernd Magnus is different: it is a riveting and horrifying account of his childhood experiences surviving the Holocaust. The philosophers featured represent a minority movement in American academic philosophy, and therefore may not ordinarily receive the same attention that is accorded their colleagues who follow the dominant approach (analysis). This will be a useful resource, especially at institutions whose philosophy departments emphasize the study of Continental philosophy.--H. Pospesel, University of Miami""Choice"" (01/01/2000)


"Watson (Loyola Univ., New Orleans) features 22 scholars who teach philosophy in the US and write about, or have philosophical affinity with, such 19th- and 20th-century European philosophers as Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Husserl, Heidegger, Sartre, Merleau-Ponty, Foucault, and Derrida. The philosophers include Debra Bergoffen, Robert Bernasconi, John D. Caputo, Edward S. Casey, Bernard Flynn, Thomas R. Flynn, Patrick A. Heelan, Douglas Kellner, Joseph J. Kockelmans, David Farrell Krell, David Michael Levin, Alphonso Lingis, Bernd Magnus, David M. Rasmussen, William J. Richardson, John Sallis, Calvin O. Schrag, Charles E. Scott, Hugh J. Silverman, Joan Stambaugh, Wilhelm S. Wurzer, and Edith Wyschogrod. Each philosopher is portrayed with a short (typically six pages) intellectual autobiographical sketch, a selected bibliography of essays and books, and a full-page photograph. Most sketches describe the author's philosophical education and research and writing programs. The sketch by Bernd Magnus is different: it is a riveting and horrifying account of his childhood experiences surviving the Holocaust. The philosophers featured represent a minority movement in American academic philosophy, and therefore may not ordinarily receive the same attention that is accorded their colleagues who follow the dominant approach (analysis). This will be a useful resource, especially at institutions whose philosophy departments emphasize the study of Continental philosophy." H. Pospesel, University of Miami, Choice, June 2000"

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