Northwestern University Press, Evanston, Ill.


590, xxi Pages

ISBN 9780810123793

Topics in Historical Philosophy

A thing of this world

A history of continental anti-realism

Lee Braver

At a time when the analytic/continental split dominates contemporary philosophy, this ambitious work offers a careful and clear-minded way to bridge that divide. Combining conceptual rigor and clarity of prose with historical erudition, A Thing of This World shows how one of the standard issues of analytic philosophy - realism and anti-realism - has also been at the heart of continental philosophy. Using a framework derived from prominent analytic thinkers, Lee Braver traces the roots of anti-realism to Kant'sidea that the mind actively organizes experience. He then shows in depth and in detail how this idea evolves through the works of Hegel, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Foucault, and Derrida.

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Braver, L. (2007). A thing of this world: A history of continental anti-realism, Northwestern University Press, Evanston, Ill.

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