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Twentieth-Century French Philosophy

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Twentieth-Century French Philosophy by Eric Matthews
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Since philosophy is intended to aspire to timeless, universal truths, what is so special about French twentieth-century philosophy? The focus of French philosophy upon the moral, literary, spiritual, and political have made the subject a core-element in the secondary-school curriculum, and an understanding of French philosophy allows for greater insight in to French literature, drama, cinema, visual arts, and politics. In this chronological survey, Eric Matthews offers some explanations for the enduring popularity of the subject and traces the developments which French philosophy has taken in the twentieth century, from it roots in the thoughts of Descartes to key figures such as Bergson, Sartre, Marcel, Merleau-Ponty, Foucault, Derrida, and the recent French Feminists.

Author Biography

Eric Matthews is Head of the Philosophy Department at the University of Aberdeen.
Release date Australia
February 8th, 1996
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Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Oxford University Press
Pages
240
Series
Dimensions
129x196x16
ISBN-13
9780192892485
Product ID
2395424

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