By Simon Glendinning

The belief of Continental Philosophy hasn't ever been competently defined in philosophical phrases. during this brief and interesting ebook Simon Glendinning makes an attempt ultimately to be successful the place others have failed--although now not via giving an account of its inner cohesion yet via displaying in its place why no such account might be given. offering a transparent photo of the present nation of the modern philosophical tradition Glendinning strains the origins and improvement of the belief of a particular Continental culture, critiquing present makes an attempt to survey the sector of latest philosophy.

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182). 4. ‘Though it is entitled The Concept of Mind, it is actually an examination of multifarious specific mental concepts . . The book could be described as a sustained essay in phenomenology, if you are at home with that label’ (Gilbert Ryle, ‘Phenomenology versus The Concept of Mind’, in Collected Papers, London: Hutchinson, 1971, p. 188). 5. ‘You could say of my work that it is “phenomenology” ’ (Ludwig Wittgenstein, in Recollections of Wittgenstein, ed. Rush Rhees, Oxford: OUP, 1984, p. 116).

1967), The Antichrist (1895; trans. 1968), Ecce Homo (1908; trans. 1968) and the controversially edited notes published posthumously as The Will to Power (1901; trans. 1910). Brentano, Franz (1838–1917), German philosopher and psychologist. In 1874 Brentano published his most famous work, Psychology from an Empirical Standpoint (1874; trans. 1973). In the same year he became a teacher in Vienna. Among the students present at his lectures were Sigmund Freud and Edmund Husserl. He is often called the father of phenomenology.

In Fear and Trembling (1843; trans. 1941) Kierkegaard focused on God’s command that Abraham sacrifice his son Isaac. Other major writings include The Concept of Anxiety (1844; trans. 1944), The Present Age (1846; trans. 1940) and The Sickness unto Death (1849; trans. 1941). Marx, Karl (1818–83), German political philosopher and revolutionary, co-founder with Friedrich Engels of scientific socialism and, as such, one of the most influential thinkers in modern history. In 1847 Marx and Engels were commissioned to formulate a statement of socialist principles.

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