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By Vincent Descombes

It is a severe advent to trendy French philosophy, commissioned from one of many liveliest modern practitioners and meant for an English-speaking readership. The dominant 'Anglo-Saxon' response to philosophical improvement in France has for a few many years been one in all suspicion, sometimes tempered through interest yet extra usually hardening into dismissive rejection. yet there are indicators now of a extra sympathetic curiosity and an expanding readiness to confess and discover shared issues, no matter if those are nonetheless expressed in a really assorted idiom and highbrow context.

Vincent Descombes bargains the following a private consultant to the most routine and figures of the final forty-five years. He strains over this era the evolution of idea from a iteration preoccupied with the 'three H's' - Hegel, Husserl and Heidegger, to a iteration encouraged for the reason that approximately 1960 by means of the 'three masters of suspicion' - Marx, Nietzsche and Freud. during this framework he bargains in flip with the idea of Sartre, Merleau-Ponty, the early structuralists, Foucault, Althusser, Serres, Derrida, and at last Deleuze and Lyotard. The 'internal' highbrow background of the interval is said to its institutional surroundings and the broader cultural and political context which has given French philosophy loads of its certain character.


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