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By Simon Glendinning

The try and pursue philosophy within the identify of phenomenology is among the most important and critical advancements in 20th century idea. during this daring and leading edge e-book, Simon Glendinning introduces a few of its significant figures, and demonstrates that its ongoing energy and coherence is to be defined much less through what Maurice Merleau-Ponty known as the 'unity' of its 'manner of considering' and extra through what he referred to as its 'unfinished nature'.

Beginning with a dialogue of the character of phenomenology, Glendinning explores the altering panorama of phenomenology in key texts by means of Husserl, Heidegger, Sartre, Merleau-Ponty, Levinas and Derrida. targeting the various ways that every one thinker has spoke back to and remodeled the legacy of phenomenology, Glendinning exhibits that the richness of this legacy lies no longer within the formation of a particular move or university yet in a extraordinary means to make fertile philosophical breakthroughs. very important issues similar to the character of phenomenological arguments, the critique of realism and idealism, ontology, existentialism, notion, ethics and the opposite also are heavily tested. via a re-examination of the advance of phenomenology Glendinning lines the ruptures and dislocations of philosophy that, in an age ruled by means of technological know-how, attempt consistently to resume our figuring out of ourselves and our position within the world.

Clearly and engagingly written, within the identify of Phenomenology is key studying for college kids of phenomenology and modern philosophy.

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