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Time and Philosophy A History of Continental Thought by John McCumber

Time and Philosophy A History of Continental Thought


Time and Philosophy A History of Continental Thought by John McCumber

Time and Philosophy presents a detailed survey of continental thought through an historical account of its key texts. The common theme taken up in each text is how philosophical thought should respond to time. Looking at the development of continental philosophy in both Europe and America, the philosophers discussed range from Hegel, Marx, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Husserl, Heidegger, Arendt, Adorno and Horkheimer, Sartre, de Beauvoir, Foucault, Derrida, to the most influential thinkers of today, Agamben, Badiou, Butler and Ranciere. Throughout, the concern is to elucidate the primary texts for readers coming to them for the first time. But, beyond this, Time and Philosophy aims to reveal the philosophical rigour which underpins and connects the history of continental thought.


Time and Philosophy fills a great vacuum in the literature on continental philosophy, providing students with an invaluable orientation into this complex tradition. The book - while necessarily implementing a selective criteria - sets forth a nuanced and exhaustive reading of the diversity of the tradition, and suggests the unifying thematic of temporality as the essential concern and horizon of continental philosophy. This book will be useful to continental and analytic philosophers alike. - James Luchte, University of Wales

About the Author

John McCumber is Professor in the Department of Germanic Languages at UCLA.

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Publication date

31st July 2011


John McCumber

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Acumen Publishing Ltd an imprint of Taylor & Francis Ltd


352 pages


Philosophy: metaphysics & ontology
History of Western philosophy



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