Postanalytic and Metacontinental: Crossing Philosophical Divides

Bloomsbury Publishing
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Analytic and Continental philosophy have become increasingly specialised and differentiated fields of endeavour. This important collection of essays details some of the more significant methodological and philosophical differences that have separated the two traditions, as well as examining the manner in which received understandings of the divide are being challenged by certain thinkers whose work might best be described as post-analytic and meta-continental.

Together these essays offer a well-defined sense of the field, of its once dominant distinctions and of some of the most productive new areas generating influential ideas and controversy. In an attempt to get to the bottom of precisely what it is that separates the analytic and continental traditions, the essays in this volume compare and contrast them on certain issues, including truth, time and subjectivity. The book engages with a range of key thinkers from phenomenology, post-structuralism, analytic philosophy and post-analytic philosophy, examines the strengths and weaknesses of each tradition, and ultimately encourages enhanced understanding, dialogue and even rapprochement between these sometimes antagonistic adversaries.
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About the author

Professor Jack Reynolds is Chair of Philosophy at Deakin University, Australia. He has written four books: Chronopathologies: The Politics of Time in Deleuze, Derrida, Analytic Philosophy and Phenomenology (2012), Analytic Versus Continental: Arguments on the Methods and Value of Philosophy (2010, with James Chase), Merleau-Ponty and Derrida: Intertwining Embodiment and Alterity (2004), and Understanding Existentialism (2006). He has also co-edited five collections: Sartre: Key Concepts (2013), Continuum Companion to Existentialism (2011), Postanalytic and Metacontinental: Crossing Philosophical Divides (2010), Merleau-Ponty: Key Concepts (2008) and Understanding Derrida (Continuum 2004).

James Chase is Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Tasmania, Australia.

Ed Mares is Professor of Philosophy at Victoria University at Wellington, New Zealand. His previous publications include Relevant Logic: A Philosophical Interpretation (CUP, 2004) and Realism and Anti-Realism (Acumen 2007, with Stuart Brock).

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Publisher
Bloomsbury Publishing
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Published on
Apr 1, 2010
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Pages
272
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ISBN
9780826445582
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Language
English
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Genres
Philosophy / General
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