The Continuum Companion to Continental Philosophy
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|Format: ||Hardback, 432 pages|
|Published In: ||United Kingdom, 02 July 2009|
This title provides an essential new reference tool for anyone working in Continental Philosophy. "The Continuum Companion to Continental Philosophy" offers the definitive guide to contemporary Continental thought. The book covers all the most pressing and important themes and categories in the field - areas that have continued to attract interest historically as well as topics that have emerged more recently as active areas of research. Twelve specially commissioned essays from an international team of experts reveal where important work continues to be done in the field and, valuably, how the various topics intersect. Featuring a series of indispensable research tools, including an A to Z of key terms and concepts, a chronology, and a guide to practical research in the field, this is the essential reference tool for anyone working in Continental Philosophy. "The Continuum Companions" series is a major series of single volume companions to key research fields in the humanities aimed at postgraduate students, scholars and libraries. Each companion offers a comprehensive reference resource giving an overview of key topics, research areas, new directions and a manageable guide to beginning or developing research in the field. A distinctive feature of the series is that each companion provides practical guidance on advanced study and research in the field, including research methods and subject-specific resources.
Table of Contents
Notes on Contributors; 1. Introduction, Beth Lord (University of Dundee, UK); 2. Research Problems and Methodology: Three Paradigms and a Thousand Exceptions, James Burton (Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK); 3. The Continental Tradition: Kant, Hegel, Nietzsche, Gary Banham (Manchester Metropolitan University, UK); Part I: Contemporary Continental Philosophy; 4. Metaphysics and Ontology, Daniel W. Smith (Purdue University, USA); 5. Philosophies of Consciousness and the Body, John Protevi (Louisiana State University, USA); 6. Philosophies of Difference, Todd May (Clemson University, USA); 7. Politics and Ethics, Caroline Williams (Queen Mary, University of London, UK); 8. Continental Marxist Thought, Bill Martin (DePaul University, USA); 9. Psychoanalysis and Philosophy, Hector Kollias (King's College London, UK); 10. Feminist Philosophy, Rosi Braidotti (Utrecht University, the Netherlands); 11. Philosophies of Life, Dorothea Olkowski (University of Colorado, USA); 12. Philosophies of Science, Andrew Aitken (Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK); 13. Philosophies of Art, Jonathan Lahey Dronsfield (University of Reading, UK); 14. Philosophy, Literature and Interpretation, Douglas Burnham and Melanie Ebdon (both Staffordshire University, UK); 15. The Future of Continental Philosophy, John Mullarkey (University of Dundee, UK); Part II: Resources; 16. A-Z of Key Terms and Thinkers; 17. Chronology, James Burton (Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK); 18. Research Resources; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
About the Author
Beth Lord teaches Philosophy at the University of Dundee and is the author of Spinoza's Ethics: A Philosophical Guide (Edinburgh UP, 2009) and Kant and Spinozism: From Jacobi to Deleuze (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009). John Mullarkey is Professor of Film and Television Studies at Kingston University, UK. He is the author of Bergson and Philosophy (Edinburgh UP, 1999), Post-Continental Philosophy: An Outline (Continuum, 2006) and Refractions of Reality: Philosophy and the Moving Image (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009).
"This book teaches us that there is a good deal going on today under the banner of 'continental philosophy' that neither starts with Kant nor ends with post-structuralism. Without looking over its shoulder at every turn, it provides an overview of the thematic areas that belong to 'continental philosophy' as it is actually conceived and practiced today, highlighting especially that it is no longer a matter of applying philosophical 'theory' to other disciplines, but more and more a distinctive way of engaging in those other disciplines themselves." - Simon Glendinning, Reader in European Philosophy, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK "However, for a professor or graduate student at the Masters level, this book would surely bring stimulating ideas, and even inspiring ideas, with an outside perspective which allows distance and a general overview, allowing the reader to go further up." --Yves Laberge, Ph.D. However, for a professor or graduate student at the Masters level, this book would surely bring stimulating ideas, and even inspiring ideas, with an outside perspective which allows distance and a general overview, allowing the reader to go further up. Yves Laberge, Ph.D."
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