Friday, July 24, 2009


Mullarkey, John, and Beth Lord, eds. Continuum Companion to Continental Philosophy. London: Continuum, 2009. The Continuum Companion to Continental Philosophy offers the definitive guide to contemporary Continental thought. The book covers all the most pressing and important themes and categories in the field - areas that have continued to attract interest historically as well as topics that have emerged more recently as active areas of research. Twelve specially commissioned essays from an international team of experts reveal where important work continues to be done in the field and, valuably, how the various topics intersect. Featuring a series of indispensable research tools, including an A to Z of key terms and concepts, a chronology, and a guide to practical research in the field, this is the essential reference tool for anyone working in Continental Philosophy. "This book teaches us that there is a good deal going on today under the banner of 'continental philosophy' that neither starts with Kant nor ends with post-structuralism. Without looking over its shoulder at every turn, it provides an overview of the thematic areas that belong to 'continental philosophy' as it is actually conceived and practiced today, highlighting especially that it is no longer a matter of applying philosophical 'theory' to other disciplines, but more and more a distinctive way of engaging in those other disciplines themselves." – Simon Glendinning (Reader in European Philosophy, London School of Economics and Political Science) Table of Contents Notes on Contributors 1. Introduction, Beth Lord (University of Dundee) 2. Research Problems and Methodology: Three Paradigms and a Thousand Exceptions, James Burton (Goldsmiths College, University of London) 3. The Continental Tradition: Kant, Hegel, Nietzsche, Gary Banham (Manchester Metropolitan University) Part I: Contemporary Continental Philosophy: 4. Metaphysics and Ontology, Daniel W. Smith (Purdue University) 5. Philosophies of Consciousness and the Body, John Protevi (Louisiana State University) 6. Philosophies of Difference, Todd May (Clemson University) 7. Politics and Ethics, Caroline Williams (Queen Mary, University of London) 8. Continental Marxist Thought, Bill Martin (DePaul University) 9. Psychoanalysis and Philosophy, Hector Kollias (King's College London) 10. Feminist Philosophy, Rosi Braidotti (Utrecht University) 11. Philosophies of Life, Dorothea Olkowski (University of Colorado) 12. Philosophies of Science, Andrew Aitken (Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK) 13. Philosophies of Art, Jonathan Lahey Dronsfield (University of Reading) 14. Philosophy, Literature and Interpretation, Douglas Burnham and Melanie Ebdon (both Staffordshire University) 15. The Future of Continental Philosophy, John Mullarkey (University of Dundee) Part II: Resources: 16. A-Z of Key Terms and Thinkers 17. Chronology, James Burton (Goldsmiths College, University of London) 18. Research Resources Notes Bibliography Index Order a copy here:

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