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Description - Twentieth-Century French Philosophy by Alan Schrift

To understand the evolution of recent French thought, both the philosophical debates and the figures behind them must be examined. This unique book addresses trends such as vitalism, neo-Kantianism, existentialism, Marxism and feminism, and provides concise biographies of the influential philosophers who shaped these movements, including entries on over ninety thinkers. The discussion and cross-referencing of ideas and figures, together with an appendix on the distinctive nature of French academic culture, provide readers with an unparalleled resource for coming to grips with recent French philosophy in a single engaging and concise text.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781405132176
ISBN-10: 1405132175
Format: Hardback
(240mm x 166mm x 23mm)
Pages: 328
Imprint: Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 4-Oct-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Alan Schrift

Alan D. Schrift is Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Grinnell College Center for the Humanities. He is the author of Nietzsche and the Question of Interpretation: Between Hermeneutics and Deconstruction (1990), Nietzsche's French Legacy: A Genealogy of Poststructuralism (1995), Modernity and the Problem of Evil (2005), and the editor of six collections of essays, including The Logic of Gift: Toward an Ethic of Generosity (1997).

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Twentieth-Century French Philosophy by Alan Schrift
Paperback, October 2005