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A History of Philosophy in the Twentieth Century

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A History of Philosophy in the Twentieth Century by Christian Delacampagne
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Christian Delacampagne reviews philosophy's divergent and dramatic course and shows that its greatest figures, even the most unworldly among them, were deeply affected by events of their time. From Ludwig Wittgenstein, whose famous "Tractatus" was actually composed in the trenches during World War I, to Edmund Husserl and Martin Heidegger - one who found himself barred from public life with Hitler's coming to power, the other a member of the Nazi party who later refused to repudiate German war crimes. From Bertrand Russell, whose lifelong pacifism led him to turn from logic and mathematics to social and moral questions, and Jean-Paul Sartre, who made philosophy an occasion for direct and personal political engagement, to Rudolf Carnap, a committed socialist, and Karl Popper, a resolute opponent of Communism. From the Vienna Circle and the Frankfurt School to the contemporary work of philosophers as variously minded as Jacques Derrida, Jurgen Habermas, and Hilary Putnam. The thinking of these philosophers, and scores of others, cannot be understood without being placed in the context of the times in which they lived.

Author Biography

Christian Delacampagne is a graduate of the Ecole Normale Superieure in Paris. He has served as director of the French Institutes in Barcelona, Cairo, Madrid, and Tel-Aviv and, more recently, as the cultural and scientific attache of the French Embassy in Boston. He presently teaches in the Department of French and Italian at Connecticut College, in New London.
Release date NZ
September 27th, 2001
Contributor
Translated by Malcolm B Debevoise
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
black & white illustrations
Imprint
Johns Hopkins University Press
Interest Age
From 17
Pages
352
Dimensions
152x229x18
ISBN-13
9780801868146
Product ID
1825349

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