Poststructuralism and Critical Theory's Second Generation (History of Continental Philosophy #6) (Paperback)

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This is book number 6 in the History of Continental Philosophy series.


"Poststructuralism and Critical Theory's Second Generation" analyses the major themes and developments in a period that brought continental philosophy to the forefront of scholarship in a variety of humanities and social science disciplines and that set the agenda for philosophical thought on the continent and elsewhere from the 1960s to the present. Focusing on the years 1960-1984, the volume examines the major figures associated with poststructuralism and the second generation of critical theory, the two dominant movements that emerged in the 1960s: Althusser, Foucault, Deleuze, Derrida, Lyotard, Irigaray, and Habermas. Influential thinkers such as Serres, Bourdieu, and Rorty, who are not easily placed in "standard" histories of the period, are also covered. Beyond this, thematic essays engage with issues as diverse as the Nietzschean legacy, the linguistic turn in continental thinking, the phenomenological inheritance of Gadamer and Ricoeur, the influence of psychoanalysis, the emergence of feminist thought and a philosophy of sexual difference, the renewal of the critical theory tradition, and the importation of continental philosophy into literary theory.

About the Author

Alan D. Schrift is F. Wendell Miller Professor of Philosophy and Chair of Philosophy Department at Grinnell College, USA.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781844656141
ISBN-10: 1844656144
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: September 26th, 2013
Pages: 504
Language: English
Series: History of Continental Philosophy