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Generation Existential
By Ethan Kleinberg

Generation Existential

Heidegger's Philosophy in France, 1927-1961

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Generation Existential by Ethan Kleinberg

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When we think of Heidegger's influence in France, we tend to focus on such contemporary thinkers as Jacques Derrida, Michel Foucault, and Jean-Francois Lyotard. In Generation Existential, Ethan Kleinberg shifts the focus to the initial reception of Heidegger's philosophy in France by those who first encountered it. Kleinberg explains the appeal of Heidegger's philosophy to French thinkers, as well as the ways they incorporated and expanded on it in their own work through the interwar, Second World War, and early postwar periods. In so doing, Kleinberg offers new insights into intellectual figures whose influence on modern French philosophy has been enormous, including some whose thought remains under-explored outside France. Among Kleinberg's "generation existential" are Jean Beaufret, the only member of the group whom one could characterize as "a Heideggerian"; Maurice Blanchot; Alexandre Kojeve; Emmanuel Levinas; and Jean-Paul Sartre. In showing how each of these figures engaged with Heidegger, Kleinberg helps us to understand how the philosophy of this right-wing thinker had such a profound influence on intellectuals of the left. Furthermore, Kleinberg maintains that our view of Heidegger's influence on contemporary thought is contingent on our comprehension of the ways in which his philosophy was initially understood, translated, and incorporated into the French philosophical canon by this earlier generation.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780801473821
ISBN-10: 0801473829
Format: Paperback
(156mm x 156mm x 19mm)
Pages: 308
Imprint: Cornell University Press
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Publish Date: 8-Feb-2007
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Ethan Kleinberg

Ethan Kleinberg is Professor of History and Letters at Wesleyan University and Executive Editor of History and Theory. He is the author of Generation Existential: Heidegger's Philosophy in France, 1927-1961 and coeditor of Presence: Philosophy, History, and Cultural Theory for the Twenty-First Century, both from Cornell.

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