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Hegel and Continental Philosophy
A look at the historical development of continental philosophy's existentialism and phenomenology as a response to Hegelian idealism.
# 91545 | 1,164 words | 10 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Jan 30, 2007 in Philosophy (General)

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This paper examines how the term continental philosophy is related to the philosophical traditions that originated in Europe. It looks at how the historical development and particular philosophical style or styles of continental philosophy emerged most prominently in the works of Marin Heidegger and the existential philosophers such as Jean-Paul Sartre, as well as in the postmodern or post-structuralist thinkers such as Derrida. In particular, this paper discusses how much of the development of modern continental philosophy can be related to the attempt to create a post-Hegelian understanding of reality.

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"However, there are many aspects of Hegel's thought that are incorporated into modern Continental philosophy. One example of this is philosophy as the production of crisis. This refers to the sense that philosophy is involved with the question of the praxis of being embedded in history and culture. In other words, we are dealing with problems that are of our own making and philosophical inquiry is a critique of our present conditions; as well as a search for emancipation from these conditions. (Critchley, 2001, 72) This mood or trend in Continental thinking can, according to many critics, be traced back to Hegelian thought. "

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Absolute idealism. Retrieved January 3, 2006. Web site: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Absolute_idealism
  • Critchley, S. (2001). Continental Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press.
  • Continental philosophy. Retrieved January 3, 2006. Web site: http://www.answers.com/topic/continental-philosophy
  • Continental philosophy: Wikipedia. Retrieved January 2 2006. Web site http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Continental_philosophy
  • EXISTENTIALISM. Retrieved January 2 2006. Web site http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/cgi-local/DHI/dhi.cgi?id=dv2-22

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