New PDF release: Europe, or The Infinite Task: A Study of a Philosophical

By Rodolphe Gasche

What precisely does "Europe" suggest for philosophy this day? placing apart either Eurocentrism and anti-Eurocentrism, Gasché returns to the outdated identify "Europe" to envision it as an idea or proposal within the paintings of 4 philosophers from the phenomenological culture: Husserl, Heidegger, Patocka, and Derrida. starting with Husserl, the belief of Europe turned imperative to such concerns as rationality, universality, openness to the opposite, and accountability. Europe, or The endless Task tracks the alterations those concerns have gone through in phenomenology so as to examine "Europe's" carrying on with capability for serious and enlightened resistance in a global that's steadily turning into ruled through the mono-perspectivism of world industry economics. instead of giving up at the suggestion of Europe as an anachronism, Gasché goals to teach that it nonetheless has philosophical legs.

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