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Published: 23 July 2020

152 Pages


ISBN: 9780198829171

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French Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

Stephen Gaukroger and Knox Peden

Very Short Introductions

  • Covers the whole period of French philosophy from its origins in the sixteenth century up to the present
  • Analyses the history of French philosophy in its social, political, and cultural context
  • Offers a corrective to narrow treatments of post-war French philosophy
  • Provides introductions to philosophers just now beginning to acquire a readership in English
  • Avoids a sectarian treatment of movements within contemporary French philosophy, showing how each plays a role in maintaining the distinct character of French philosophy, past and present
  • Part of the Very Short Introductions series - over ten million copies sold worldwide