Time and Philosophy: A History of Continental Thought

Time and Philosophy A History of Continental Thought Looking at the development of continental philosophy in both Europe and America McCumber discusses philosophers ranging from Hegel Marx Kierkegaard Nietzsche Husserl Heidegger Arendt Adorno an

  • Title: Time and Philosophy: A History of Continental Thought
  • Author: John McCumber
  • ISBN: 9780773539426
  • Page: 363
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Looking at the development of continental philosophy in both Europe and America, McCumber discusses philosophers ranging from Hegel, Marx, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Husserl, Heidegger, Arendt, Adorno and Horkheimer, Sartre, de Beauvoir, Foucault, and Derrida to the most influential thinkers of today Agamben, Badiou, Bulter, and Ranciere Throughout, McCumber s concern is tLooking at the development of continental philosophy in both Europe and America, McCumber discusses philosophers ranging from Hegel, Marx, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Husserl, Heidegger, Arendt, Adorno and Horkheimer, Sartre, de Beauvoir, Foucault, and Derrida to the most influential thinkers of today Agamben, Badiou, Bulter, and Ranciere Throughout, McCumber s concern is to elucidate the primary texts for readers coming to these thinkers for the first time, while revealing the philosophical rigour that underpins and connects the history of continental thought.

    One thought on “Time and Philosophy: A History of Continental Thought”

    1. McCumber's project is an ambitious one, to provide a historical and intellectual account of continental philosophy, and give notes on its development through time. Any of the subsections in the book could have been full fledged doctoral dissertations, given the content, and many certainly have been. I'm not generally a fan of these sorts of broad projects, because they try to do far too much and often end up shirking many of their subjects. McCumber does a great job at staying faithful to many o [...]

    2. this is best read after the subtitle, as it is not any specific 'continental' theory of time, but how various thinkers of said tradition all are influenced and influence in turn, that aspect of thought called 'time'. it is therefore sort of a useful primer, resource, reminder, of how a) everything is 'in time' and b) philosophers must never forget a). and whether such assertion has metaphysical value or more correct 'practical' valuerhaps this text could be used for class, but it helps me at lea [...]

    3. This is a great primer on continental thought. I didn't mind the lack of Habermas — who needs that modern square, anyway! The best part of this book is the introduction to each thinker via a usually comical story about their wacky character or social failures. The chapter on Hannah Ardent is one of the best and most important. It has sadly been ignored by most reviewers. If you're passionate about philosophy, but don't have the money for a masters degree, read this book!

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