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by Professor Christian Delacampagne,Mr. Malcolm B. DeBevoise


In a way this book could almost be titled: A History of the Politics of 20th Century Philosophy. This book assumes some background in philosophy-there are many unexplained references.

In a way this book could almost be titled: A History of the Politics of 20th Century Philosophy. Also it is translated from the French and in places the English is a bit tough to follow. Delacampagne's survey of this century's major philosophical thinkers is impressive in its breadth. The author effectively integrates the ideas of each era and sometime sacrifices chronology to present threads of influence through the century. At times, the author seems oversympathetic to the left; he spends more space on them and is less critical of their ideas.

By Christian Delacampagne Translated by Malcolm B. DeBevoise. This is no ordinary history of philosophy

By Christian Delacampagne Translated by Malcolm B. Johns Hopkins University Press. This is no ordinary history of philosophy. Its novelty lies not only in the fact that it locates the great philosophers of the twentieth century within the tragic events of our century, but, so far as I know, it is the first history of philosophy that points out the effects on and the responses of different philosophers to the Holocaust.

Christian Delacampagne, Malcolm B. Debevoise

Christian Delacampagne, Malcolm B.

Subject-A History of Truth-From Deconstruction to Neopragmatis -Communication or Investigation?-Epilogue: The Unfinished Cathedral.

Malcolm B. DeBevoise (translator) Christian Delacampagne. without precedent in world history

Malcolm B. without precedent in world history.

That being said, the book is an odyssey through the thought of culture as it attempts to discern its meaning as rationalization sees its logical conclusion in not one but two World Wars.

u ana kadar okuduğum en iyi Felsefe Tarihi kitabı diyebilirim. That being said, the book is an odyssey through the thought of culture as it attempts to discern its meaning as rationalization sees its logical conclusion in not one but two World Wars. This, compl This book was very difficult for me. There were lots of references to historical movements that I didn't have enough context of to fully appreciate. I was always terrible at history, so it is likely many people will have not have this problem.

From Ludwig Wittgenstein, whose famous Tractatus was actually composed in the trenches during World War I, to Edmund Husserl and Martin Heidegger - one who found himself barred from public life with Hitler's coming to power, the other a member of the Nazi party who later refused to repudiate German war crimes.

More than just a reference volume, The Columbia History of Twentieth-Century French Thought .

More than just a reference volume, The Columbia History of Twentieth-Century French Thought offers original and imaginative explorations of a variety of topics. Contributors include prominent French thinkers, many of whom have played an integral role in the development of French thought, and American, British, and Canadian scholars who have been vital in the dissemination of French ideas.

Christian Delacampagne translated by M. B. DeBevoise

Christian Delacampagne translated by M.

In A History of Philosophy in the Twentieth Century, Christian Delacampagne reviews the discipline's divergent and dramatic course and shows that its greatest figures, even the most unworldly among them, were deeply affected by events of their time. From Ludwig Wittgenstein, whose famous Tractatus was actually composed in the trenches during World War I, to Edmund Husserl and Martin Heidegger -- one who found himself barred from public life with Hitler's coming to power, the other a member of the Nazi party who later refused to repudiate German war crimes. From Bertrand Russell, whose lifelong pacifism led him to turn from logic and mathematics to social and moral questions, and Jean-Paul Sartre, who made philosophy an occasion for direct and personal political engagement, to Rudolf Carnap, a committed socialist, and Karl Popper, a resolute opponent of Communism. From the Vienna Circle and the Frankfurt School to the contemporary work of philosophers as variously minded as Jacques Derrida, Jürgen Habermas, and Hilary Putnam. The thinking of these philosophers, and scores of others, cannot be understood without being placed in the context of the times in which they lived.

Foxanayn
I use this in a history of philosophy course and, as another commentator suggested, it is not an easy read. But it will reward the diligent reader with a remarkable blending of history, exploration of notable philosophers in history, and a passionate, heartfelt questioning of why the pride the Enlightenment--the Kantian dream--became a nightmare in 20th-century Europe. Rarely have I read a book that enables the reader to see why history, and more importantly the history of ideas, is so important to how we understand ourselves. Just when we think we are making major progress, we sustain some form of dispiriting degradation.

As a 15-year old I motorcycled the area around Mt. Fuji in Japan and happened across a shopkeeper whose daughter could translate between Japanese and English. After a time, he told of the "light" he had seen. It took me a while to understand he meant the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. I could also see the "light" in his eyes as he warily told me of his devastating experience--I could almost see the mushroom cloud in his eyes. History became real for me that day.

History becomes all too real in Delacampagne's magisterial writing. It haunts the reader with the light--and the darkness--it reveals about the history of philosophy in particular and humanity's prospects more generally.

It is a masterpiece.
Teonyo
Fast service, great to work with.
Dangerous
This is a useful history of 20th century philosophy but it has its flaws and limitations.

Delacampagne is not reliable about analytic philosophy. He makes several errors and misrepresentations (many minor ones like calling Russell's classic article "On Denotation" p.34--its title is "On Denoting"--but others are more serious) and omissions--e.g. there is almost no discussion of Quine and none of Davidson, Kripke, or David Lewis. He also makes errors about historical figures--e.g. he describes Berkeley as a solipsist (p. 31). Delacampagne's discussions of the Tractatus and Rorty were okay and useful.

Fortunately the main emphasis of the book is on 20th century Continental philosophy about which the author seems to be quite knowledgeable and actively familiar. He also seems to be very interested in and familiar with 20th century Jewish philosophy.

I found particularly valuable and useful Delacampagne's discussion of Heidegger, and especially his exposing Heidegger's Nazism and the reactionary aspects of his philosophy. I also found quite illuminating the author's discussions of structuralism, anti-structuralism, the ideas of Gadamer, Habermas, and Derrida.

Delacampagne's basic orientation is a sort of highly evolved Marxism and he devotes much of his book to describing infighting among various factions of French philosophy, both pro- and anti-Marxist. In a way this book could almost be titled: A History of the Politics of 20th Century Philosophy.

This book assumes some background in philosophy--there are many unexplained references. Also it is translated from the French and in places the English is a bit tough to follow.
GAMER
Delacampagne's survey of this century's major philosophical thinkers is impressive in its breadth. The author effectively integrates the ideas of each era and sometime sacrifices chronology to present threads of influence through the century. At times, the author seems oversympathetic to the left; he spends more space on them and is less critical of their ideas. He is not fawning towards the left, however, so he did not entirely lose credibility with me.
This book is specifically aimed at people who have already been introduced to the major themes of philosophy. Overall, I would recommend this book, since I know of no others that attempt to survey twentieth-century philosophy.
Steamy Ibis
This is a textbook for a philosophy class. It is full of very pertinent information , however, I found it an extremely difficult read.
A History of Philosophy in the Twentieth Century ebook
Author:
Professor Christian Delacampagne,Mr. Malcolm B. DeBevoise
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Philosophy
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The Johns Hopkins University Press; First Edition edition (July 20, 1999)
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352 pages
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