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Major Works: Continental Philosophy

You are currently browsing 1–10 of 22 new and published major works in the subject of Continental Philosophy — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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Routledge Major Works has a strong international focus and each of the sets is edited by a leading expert in their field. This publishing programme continues to grow with new book series being created all the time.

Titles published by Routledge Major Works cover an abundance of literature on leading and influential figures, key concepts, topics and sub-disciplines across the social sciences, humanities, behavioural sciences and law.

New and Published Books

  1. Phenomenology and Existentialism

    An Introduction

    By Reinhardt Grossman

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Phenomenology

    Professor Grossman’s introduction to the revolutionary work of Husserl, Heidegger and Sartre studies the ideas of their predecessors too, explaining in detail Descartes’s conception of the mind, Brentano’s theory of intentionality, and Kierkegaard’s emphasis on dread, while tracing the debate over...

    Published August 7th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Theology as an Empirical Science

    By Douglas Clyde Macintosh

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Philosophy of Religion

    Investigating the question ‘can theology, description of the divine reality, be made truly scientific?’, this book addresses logic and human knowledge alongside experimental religion. An important philosophic work by a prolific theologian also known for his later court case regarding conscientious...

    Published April 10th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Existentialism

    Edited by Tanja Staehler

    Series: Critical Concepts in Philosophy

    Existentialism entered the public consciousness after the Second World War, especially through the work of Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir. Indeed, these charismatic and engaged thinkers gave philosophy a level of glamour it had not before enjoyed, while existentialism’s...

    Published December 13th 2012 by Routledge

  4. French Feminists

    Edited by Jennifer Hansen, Ann Cahill

    Series: Critical Evaluations in Cultural Theory

    Although at times criticized for its philosophical density, French cultural theory remains a flourishing, if highly contested, area of academic study. Four feminist thinkers in this tradition continue to be especially prominent: Simone de Beauvoir, Julia Kristeva, Hélène Cixous, and Luce Irigaray....

    Published November 25th 2007 by Routledge

  5. J. Popular Culture

    Edited by Terrence Hawkes

    These four volumes are part of the forty-one volume set New Accents. First launched in 1977, the New Accents series rapidly changed the face of literary studies. Its clear and concise volumes brought the latest in literary theory to students and academics and paved the way for undergraduate...

    Published February 27th 2007 by Routledge

  6. Merleau-Ponty

    By Ted Toadvine

    Series: Critical Assessments of Leading Philosophers

    Maurice Merleau-Ponty (1908-1961) has been hailed by many as the greatest French thinker of the twentieth century. As one of the founding members of the existentialist movement in the 1940s, he played a key role in introducing the work of Husserl and Heidegger into French thought and collaborated...

    Published September 17th 2006 by Routledge

  7. Jean-François Lyotard

    Edited by Gregg Lambert, Victor E. Taylor

    Series: Critical Evaluations in Cultural Theory

    Jean-François Lyotard's importance to modern philosophy cannot be overstated. Often associated with the concept of postmodernism, Lyotard was a central figure in the 'theory debates' during the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s. His writings across the disciplines strongly influenced the current shape of...

    Published December 21st 2005 by Routledge

  8. Emmanuel Levinas

    Edited by Claire Elise Katz

    Series: Critical Assessments of Leading Philosophers

    Emmanuel Levinas (1905-1995) was one of the foremost thinkers of the twentieth century. His work has influenced a wide range of intellectuals, from French thinkers such as Maurice Blanchot, Jacques Derrida, Luce Irigaray and Jean-Luc Marion, to American philosophers Stanley Cavell and Hillary...

    Published November 24th 2004 by Routledge

  9. Jean-Francois Lyotard Vol1

    Edited by Gregg Lambert

    First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published November 10th 2004 by Routledge

  10. Jean-Francois Lyotard Vol2

    Edited by Gregg Lambert

    First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published November 10th 2004 by Routledge