Simon Critchley / Alan Montefoire

Organised in co-operation with New York University in London
6.30pm (drinks) for 7pm | Thursday 31 January 2002
6 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3RA

Author
Simon Critchley, University of Essex

Respondent
Alan Montefoire, Balliol College, Oxford

Text: Continental Philosophy – A Very Short Introduction (OUP, 2001)
Continental philosophy is a contested concept, which cuts to the heart of the identity of philosophy and its relevance to matters of public concern and personal life. This book attempts to answer the questions ‘What is Continental philosophy?’ by telling a story that begins with Kant 200 years and includes discussions of major philosophers like Nietzsche, Husserl, and Heidegger. At the core of the book is a plea to place philosophy at the centre of cultural life, and thus reawaken its ancient definition of the love of wisdom that makes like worth living.

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