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The Idea of Continental Philosophy

Simon Glendinning


The idea of Continental Philosophy has never been properly explained in philosophical terms. This book attempts finally to succeed where others have failed, although not by giving an account of its internal unity but by showing instead why no such account can be given. Providing a clear picture of the current state of the contemporary philosophical culture, it traces the origins and development of the idea of a distinctive Continental tradition, critiquing current attempts to survey the field of contemporary philosophy. The main argument of the book is that the very idea of a fruitfully distin ... More

Keywords: Continental philosophy, analytic philosophy, philosophical traditions, contemporary philosophical culture, origins

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780748624706
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624706.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Simon Glendinning, author