A House Divided
Comparing Analytic and Continental Philosophers
By (author) C. Prado
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House Divided by C. Prado
Book DescriptionFor more than seven decades there has been a broad gap between how philosophy is conceived and practised. Two ill-defined but well-recognised traditions have developed - the "analytic" and "Continental" schools of philosophy. The aim of this collection is to reconsider the often facile characterisation of major thinkers as belonging to either one or the other philosophical tradition. The contributors - philosophers from both sides of the divide working in different countries and contexts - all question the problematic conception that the two traditions are incommensurable. Each of their articles compares individual philosophers who have had a major influence on the analytic and Continental traditions with a view to clarifying their similarities and dissimilarities of approach.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781591021056
(230mm x 150mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Prometheus Books
Publisher: Prometheus Books
Publish Date: 1-Jun-2003
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author C. Prado
Foucault's Legacy, Paperback (October 2011)
An important collection of essays examining and promoting Foucault's influence on present-day philosophy, in both the analytic and Continental philosophical traditions.
Starting with Descartes, Paperback (June 2009)» View all books by C. Prado
Rene Descartes was the founding father of modern Western philosophy and a pivotal thinker in the history of this subject. Covering various concepts of his work, this book provides an introduction to the ideas of this philosopher. It explores his major "The Meditations on First Philosophy" and his basic methodology of philosophical questioning.
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Author Biography - C. Prado
C. G. Prado (Kingston, Ontario, Canada) is professor emeritus of philosophy at Queen's University and the author of Starting with Foucault: An Introduction to Genealogy; Descartes and Foucault; The Limits of Pragmatism; and many other books and articles.
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