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Twentieth-century French philosophy; key themes and thinkers.


Twentieth-century French philosophy; key themes and thinkers.

Schrift, Alan D.

Blackwell Publishing


300 pages




This supplemental undergraduate text or reference for the non- specialist and general audience includes explanations of movements including vitalism, neo-Kantism, phenomenology, existentialism, Marxism, structuralism and feminism, and includes reviews of over 80 national philosophical luminaries. Schrift (philosophy, Grinnell College) provides the basics on the flow of ideas from movement to movement as well as an extensive stack of key biographies in brief, which include synopses of each thinker's work. The appendices are particularly interesting and include an article on understanding French academic culture and a very large bibliography of French philosophy in English translation.

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