Introduction: On the history of continental philosophy

Topoi 10 (2):115-120 (1991)
Authors
Kevin Mulligan
University of Geneva
Abstract
"Continental philosophy" is now a well-established term in the English-speaking world: it has a point and is taken to refer to a fairly well-defined entity. It is, for example, regularly used in job descriptions. But any explanation that goes beyond something like the following, "Continental philosophy is the sort of philosophy produced by or in the wake of philosophers such as Heidegger and Adorno, Habermas and Apel, Sartre and Lévinas, Foucault, Lacan, Althusser and Derrida" is likely to be controversial. The term excludes analytical and other types of exact philosophy done on the continent.1 Nor is the contrast between Analytic and Continental Philosophy supposed to encourage the assumption that Wittgenstein and Carnap are honorary Anglo-Saxons.
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1007/BF00141332
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

Our Archive


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 36,609
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

A Study of Spinoza's Ethics.Jonathan Bennett - 1984 - Cambridge University Press.
Essays in Analysis.Bertrand Russell - 1973 - London: Allen & Unwin.
Continental Insularity: Contemporary French Analytical Philosophy.Pascal Engel - 1987 - Royal Institute of Philosophy Lectures 21:1-19.

View all 12 references / Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Analytics

Added to PP index
2009-01-28

Total downloads
99 ( #66,045 of 2,304,030 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
5 ( #121,443 of 2,304,030 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Monthly downloads

My notes

Sign in to use this feature