The Resource Thinking the impossible : French philosophy since 1960, Gary Gutting

Thinking the impossible : French philosophy since 1960, Gary Gutting

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Thinking the impossible : French philosophy since 1960
Title
Thinking the impossible
Title remainder
French philosophy since 1960
Statement of responsibility
Gary Gutting
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The late 20th century saw a remarkable flourishing of philosophy in France. The work of French philosophers is wide ranging, historically informed, often reaching out beyond the boundaries of philosophy; they are public intellectuals, taken seriously as contributors to debates outside the academy. Gary Gutting tells the story of the development of a distinctively French philosophy in the last four decades of the 20th century. His aim is to arrive at an account of what it was to 'do philosophy' in France, what this sort of philosophizing was able to achieve, and how it differs from the analytic philosophy dominant in Anglophone countries
  • His initial focus is on the three most important philosophers who came to prominence in the 1960s: Michel Foucault, Gilles Deleuze, and Jacques Derrida. He sets out the educational and cultural context of their work, as a basis for a detailed treatment of how they formulated and began to carry out their philosophical projects in the 1960s and 1970s. He gives a fresh assessment of their responses to the key influences of Hegel and Heidegger, and the fraught relationship of the new generation to their father-figure Sartre. He concludes that Foucault, Derrida, and Deleuze can all be seen as developing their fundamental philosophical stances out of distinctive readings of Nietzsche. The second part of the book considers topics and philosophers that became prominent in the 1980s and 1990s, such as the revival of ethics in Levinas, Derrida, and Foucault, the return to phenomenology and its use to revive religious experience as a philosophical topic, and Alain Badiou's new ontology of the event. Finally Gutting brings to the fore the meta-philosophical theme of the book, that French philosophy since the 1960s has been primarily concerned with thinking the impossible."--Pub. desc
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Gutting, Gary
Index
index present
LC call number
B2421
LC item number
.G885 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The Oxford history of philosophy
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  • Philosophy, French
  • Philosophers
  • Philosophers
  • Philosophy, French
  • Filosofie
  • Philosophie
  • Filosofi
  • Filosofer
  • Philosophie
  • Philosophie
  • France
  • Frankrijk
  • Frankreich
  • Frankreich
  • Frankreich
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Thinking the impossible : French philosophy since 1960, Gary Gutting
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [205]-210) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Philosophes vs philosophers -- Philosophical educations -- The Hegelian challenge -- Footnotes to Heidegger? -- Whatever happened to existentialism? -- How they all are Nietzcheans -- The turn to ethics : Levinas and Deleuze -- The turn to ethics : Derrida, Levinas, and Foucault -- Phenomenology, religion, and incomprehensibility : Derrida and Marion -- Ontology, ethics, and incomprehensibility : Alain Badiou -- Conclusion: Thinking the impossible
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
216 pages
Isbn
9780199227037
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010940317
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40019446775
System control number
  • (OCoLC)666242534
  • (OCoLC)ocn666242534
Label
Thinking the impossible : French philosophy since 1960, Gary Gutting
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [205]-210) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Philosophes vs philosophers -- Philosophical educations -- The Hegelian challenge -- Footnotes to Heidegger? -- Whatever happened to existentialism? -- How they all are Nietzcheans -- The turn to ethics : Levinas and Deleuze -- The turn to ethics : Derrida, Levinas, and Foucault -- Phenomenology, religion, and incomprehensibility : Derrida and Marion -- Ontology, ethics, and incomprehensibility : Alain Badiou -- Conclusion: Thinking the impossible
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
216 pages
Isbn
9780199227037
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010940317
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40019446775
System control number
  • (OCoLC)666242534
  • (OCoLC)ocn666242534

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