The History of Continental Philosophy
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Editor(s): Alan D. Schrift  
ISBN: 184465219X
ISBN-13: 9781844652198
Publication Date: 31/10/2010
Pages: 3072 (234 x 156mm)
Format: 8 volume set
Published Price: £495.00
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• Awarded Honourable Mention in the category of multivolume reference in the 2010 American Publishers Awards for Professional and Scholarly Excellence •

Beginning with Kant and the earliest responses to his critical philosophy and ending with the latest developments in continental thinking across a range of disciplines, these volumes present the first coherent and comprehensive history of the continental tradition of philosophy. Divided, chronologically and thematically, into eight volumes, The History of Continental Philosophy is an indispensable resource for anyone conducting research or teaching in philosophy and related fields in the humanities and social sciences where the influence of continental theory has been widespread. Alan Schrift has brought together an internationally renowned team of volume editors and contributors to provide an unrivalled analysis of the complex and interconnected history of continental philosophy that will become a reference point for all future work in the field. Accessible to both student and scholar, the contributions offer both original insight and masterly synthesis and together represent a major statement on the nature and meaning of the continental tradition in philosophy. It is a landmark publication in the history of ideas.

"A superb and absolutely unique project that will be an invaluable resource for students and teachers of continental philosophy. The academic rigor and quality of the project is truly exemplary and is unlike anything currently on the market. It will be a landmark series that will provide the first comprehensive history of continental philosophy in the English language (probably the first in any language)." – Michael Naas, Depaul University, Chicago

Alan D. Schrift, the General Editor, is F. Wendell Miller Professor of Philosophy at Grinnell College, Iowa. He has published widely on continental philosophy and his recent books include Twentieth-Century French Philosophy: Key Themes and Thinkers; Modernity and the Problem of Evil; and Why Nietzsche Still? Reflections on Drama, Culture, and Politics.


VOLUME 1  Kant, Kantianism, and Idealism: The Origins of Continental Philosophy
Edited by Thomas Nenon, University of Memphis, USA 
Series Preface • Introduction, Thomas Nenon • 1. Immanuel Kant’s Turn to Transcendental Philosophy, Thomas Nenon • 2. Kant’s Early Critics: Jacobi, Reinhold, Maimon, Richard Fincham • 3. Johann Gottfried Herder, Sonia Sikka • 4. Play and Irony: Schiller and Schlegel on the Liberating Power of Aesthetics, Daniel Dahlstrom • 5. Fichte and Husserl: Life-world, the Other, and Philosophical Reflection, Robert Williams • 6. Schelling: the Philosopher of Tragic Dissonance, Joseph Lawrence • 7. Schopenhauer on Empirical and Aesthetic Perception and Cognition, Bart Vandenabeele • 8. G. W. F. Hegel, Terry Pinkard • 9. From Hegelian Reason to the Marxist Revolution, 1831–48, Lawrence S. Stepelevich • 10. Saint-Simon, Fourier, and Proudhon: “Utopian” French Socialism, Diane Morgan • Chronology • Bibliography • Index

VOLUME 2  Nineteenth-Century Philosophy: Revolutionary Responses to the Existing Order
Edited by Alan D. Schrift, Grinnell College, USA and Daniel W. Conway, Texas A & M University, USA

Series Preface • Introduction, Daniel W. Conway • 1. Feuerbach and the Left and Right Hegelians, William Clare Roberts • 2. Marx and Marxism, Terrell Carver • 3. Søren Kierkegaard, Alastair Hannay • 4. Dostoevsky and Russian Philosophy, Evgenia V. Cherkasova • 5. Friedrich Nietzsche, Daniel W. Conway • 6. Hermeneutics: Schleiermacher and Dilthey, Eric Sean Nelson • 7. French Spiritualist Philosophy, F. C. T. Moore • 8. The Emergence of Sociology and its Theories: From Comte to Weber, Alan Sica • 9. Developments in Philosophy of Science and Mathematics, Dale Jacquette • 10. Peirce: Pragmatism and Nature after Hegel, Douglas R. Anderson • 11. Aesthetics and Art History, Gary Shapiro • Chronology • Bibliography • Index

VOLUME 3  The New Century: Bergsonism, Phenomenology, and Responses to Modern Science
Edited by Keith Ansell-Pearson, University of Warwick, UK and Alan D. Schrift, Grinnell College, USA

Series Preface • Introduction, Keith Ansell-Pearson • 1. Henri Bergson, John Mullarkey • 2. Neo-Kantianism in Germany and France, Sebastian Luft and Fabien Capeillères • 3. The Emergence of French Sociology: Émile Durheim and Marcel Mauss, Mike Gane • 4. Analytic and Continental Traditions: Frege, Husserl, Carnap, and Heidegger, Michael Friedman and Thomas Ryckman • 5. Edmund Husserl, Thomas Nenon • 6. Max Scheler, Dan Zahavi • 7. The Early Heidegger, Miguel de Beistegui • 8. Karl Jaspers, Leonard H. Ehrlich • 9. Phenomenology at Home and Abroad, Diane Perpich • 10. Early Continental Philosophy of Science, Babette Babich • 11. Ludwig Wittgenstein, John Fennell and Bob Plant • 12. Freud and Continental Philosophy, Adrian Johnston • 13. Responses to Evolution: Spencer’s Evolutionism, Bergsonism, and Contemporary Biology, Keith Ansell-Pearson, Paul-Antoine Miquel and Michael Vaughan • Chronology • Bibliography • Index

VOLUME 4  Phenomenology: Responses and Developments
Edited by Leonard Lawlor, Pennsylvania State University, USA 
Series Preface • Introduction, Leonard Lawlor • 1. Dialectic, Difference, and the Other: The Hegelianizing of French Phenomenology, John Russon • 2. Existentialism, S. K. Keltner and Samuel J. Julian • 3. Sartre and Phenomenology, William L. McBride • 4. Continental Aesthetics: Phenomenology and Anti-Phenomenology (1930–60), Galen A. Johnson • 5. Merleau- Ponty at the Limits of Phenomenology, Mauro Carbone • 6. The Hermeneutic Transformation of Phenomenology, Danel L. Tate • 7. The Later Heidegger, Dennis Schmidt • 8. Existential Theology, Andreas Grossmann • 9. Religion and Ethics, Felix Ó Murchadha • 10. The Philosophy of the Concept, Pierre Cassou-Noguès • 11. Analytic Philosophy and Continental Philosophy: Four Confrontations, Dermot Moran • Chronology • Bibliography • Index

VOLUME 5  Critical Theory to Structuralism: Philosophy, Politics, and the Human Sciences
Edited by David Ingram, Loyola University, Chicago, USA

Series Preface • Introduction, David Ingram • 1. Carl Schmitt and Early Western Marxism, Chris Thornhill • 2. The Origins and Development of the Model of Early Critical Theory in the Work of Max Horkheimer, Erich Fromm, and Herbert Marcuse, John Abromeit • 3. Theodor Adorno, Deborah Cook • 4. Walter Benjamin, James McFarland • 5. Hannah Arendt, Peg Birmingham • 6. Georges Bataille, Peter Tracy Connor • 7. French Marxism in its Heyday, William L. McBride • 8. Black Existentialism, Lewis Gordon • 9. Ferdinand de Saussure and Linguistic Structuralism, Thomas F. Broden • 10. Claude Lévi- Strauss, Brian Singer • 11. Jacques Lacan, Ed Pluth • 12. Late Pragmatism, Logical Positivism, and their Aftermath, David Ingram • Chronology • Bibliography • Index

VOLUME 6  Poststructuralism and Critical Theory’s Second Generation
Edited by Alan D. Schrift, Grinnell College, USA

Series Preface • Introduction, Alan D. Schrift • 1. French Nietzscheanism, Alan D. Schrift • 2. Louis Althusser, Warren Montag • 3. Michel Foucault, Timothy O’Leary • 4. Gilles Deleuze, Daniel W. Smith • 5. Jacques Derrida, Samir Haddad • 6. Jean- François Lyotard, James Williams • 7. Pierre Bourdieu, Derek M. Robbins • 8. Michel Serres, David Bell • 9. Jürgen Habermas, Christopher Zurn • 10. Second Generation Critical Theory, James Swindal • 11. Gadamer, Ricoeur, and the Legacy of Phenomenology, Wayne J. Froman • 12. The Linguistic Turn in Continental Philosophy, Claire Colebrook • 13. Psychoanalysis and Desire, Rosi Braidotti & Alan D. Schrift • 14. Luce Irigaray, Mary Beth Mader • 15. Cixous, Kristeva, and Le Doeuff: Three “French Feminists,” Sara Heinämaa • 16. Deconstruction and the Yale School of Literary Theory, Jeffrey T. Nealon • 17. Rorty Among the Continentals, David Hiley • Chronology • Bibliography • Index

VOLUME 7  After Poststructuralism: Transitions and Transformations
Edited by Rosi Braidotti, Utrecht University, The Netherlands 
Series Preface • Introduction, Rosi Braidotti • 1. Postmodernism, Simon Malpas • 2. German Philosophy after 1980: Themes Out of School, Dieter Thomä • 3. The Structuralist Legacy, Patrice Maniglier • 4. Italian Philosophy between 1980 and 1995, Silvia Benso and Brian Schroeder • 5. Continental Philosophy in the Czech Republic, Josef Fulka, Jr. • 6. Third Generation Critical Theory: Benhabib, Fraser, and Honneth, Amy Allen • 7. French and Italian Spinozism, Simon Duffy • 8. Radical Democracy, Lasse Thomassen • 9. Cultural and Postcolonial Studies, Iain Chambers • 10. The “Ethical Turn” in Continental Philosophy in the 1980s, Robert Eaglestone • 11. Feminist Philosophy: Coming of Age, Rosi Braidotti • 12. Continental Philosophy of Religion, Bruce Ellis Benson • 13. The Performative Turn and the Emergence of Post-Analytic Philosophy, José Medina • 14. Out of Bounds: Philosophy in an Age of Transition, Judith Butler & Rosi Braidotti • Chronology • Bibliography • Index

VOLUME 8  Emerging Trends in Continental Philosophy
Edited by Todd May, Clemson University, USA 

Series Preface • Introduction, Todd May • 1. Rethinking Gender: Judith Butler and Feminist Philosophy, Gayle Salamon • 2. Recent Developments in Aesthetics: Badiou, Rancière, and their Interlocutors, Gabriel Rockhill • 3. Rethinking Marxism, Emily Zakin • 4. Thinking the Event: Alain Badiou’s Philosophy and the Task of Critical Theory, Bruno Bosteels • 5. Rethinking Anglo-American Philosophy: The Neo-Kantianism of Davidson, McDowell, and Brandom, John Fennell • 6. Rethinking Science as Science Studies: Latour, Stengers, Prigogine, Dorothea Olkowski • 7. European Citizenship: A Post-Nationalist Perspective, Rosi Braidotti • 8. Postcolonialism, Postorientalism, Postoccidentalism: The Past That Never Went Away and the Future That Never Arrived, Eduardo Mendieta • 9. Continental Philosophy and the Environment, Jonathan Maskit • 10. Rethinking the New World Order: Responses to Globalization/American Hegemony, Todd May • Chronology • Bibliography • Index