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Simon Critchley's Very Short Introduction shows 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, and introduces key concepts such as existentialism, nihilism, and phenomenology by explaining their place in the Continental tradition.
©2001 Simon Critchley (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
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5 out of 5 stars
By Reader 3615 on 07-14-15

Excellent essay.

Simon Critchley offers a thoughtful, probing and challenging discussion of continental philosophy. His essay goes beyond an introduction, offering a historical analysis of the division of philosophy into analytic and continental branches, an interpretation of the origin of this division in the reception of Kant's Critical philosophy, and even a possible prescription for where philosophy should go from here.
My only problem with Stephen Bowlby's reading was his mispronunciation of the names of key thinkers. Otherwise, his performance was fine.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Eivind Evenstad Dahl on 08-31-15

Less about continental philosophy

Any additional comments?

As a history of continental and analytic philosopher's bickering it's pretty good but that was not what I expected. I'd rather they just accepted the term, picked authors usually regarded to be in that school and went through their thinking.

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