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Twentieth-century French philosophy

Author: Eric Matthews
Publisher: Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1996.
Series: OPUS.
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Philosophy plays an integral role in French society, affecting its art, drama, politics, and culture. In this accessible, chronological survey, Matthews offers some explanations for the enduring popularity of the subject and traces the developments that French philosophy has taken in the twentieth century, from its roots in the thoughts of Descartes to key figures such as Bergson, Sartre, Marcel, Merleau-Ponty,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eric Matthews
ISBN: 0192892487 9780192892485
OCLC Number: 32854905
Notes: "An OPUS book."--Prelim. p.
Description: 232 p. ; 20 cm.
Contents: 1. The Frenchness of French Philosophy ---
2. Bergson ---
3. Two Religious Philosophers ---
4. Phenomenology and Existentialism: 1. Sartre ---
5. Phenomenology and Existentialism: 2. Merleau-Ponty ---
6. Three French Marxists ---
7. Structuralism: Lacan and Foucault ---
8. After Structuralism: Levinas, Derrida, and Lyotard ---
9. Recent French Feminists ----
Retrospect and Prospect.
Series Title: OPUS.
Responsibility: Eric Matthews.
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In this chronological survey, Eric Matthews offers some explanations for the enduring popularity and importance of modern French philosophy and traces the development of contemporary thought from the  Read more...

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the reader who comes to this area for the first time will gain a definite sense of an intellectual movement with its own rigour... Garrett Barden, author of After Principles

 
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