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French Philosophy in the Twentieth Century
by Gary Gutting
In this book Gary Gutting tells, clearly and comprehensively, the story of French philosophy from 1890 to 1990. He examines the often neglected background of spiritualism, university idealism, and early philosophy of science, and also discusses the privileged role of philosophy in the French education system. Taking account of this background, together with the influences ...more
Published April 1st 2011 by Cambridge University Press
(first published May 10th 2001)
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Helpful. Authorial agenda is unreasonably pro-Sartre and pro-Foucault, and thus gives an unfair account of the superior thinker Merleau-Ponty's project(in the former case)and shafts the more rich and vital (heh heh) work of Deleuze(in the latter), dwelling on sycophantic explications of more fashionable and less nuanced ideas formulated by their more famous contemporaries. Otherwise a good history-of-ideas that doesn't feel like a patchwork.