From Library Journal
Philosophy, according to the authors, is the only study that is concerned with the creation of concepts, which distinguishes it from science, logic, and art. To support this thesis, the authors discuss the nature of these disciplines and the thought of a wide spectrum of philosophers, from Plato to Foucault. Unfortunately, singular insights are buried in a text so dense with metaphor and figurative language (e.g., "the plane of immanence," "conceptual personae") that it is impossible to decide whether they have argued their case successfully or even whether they have made their thesis fully intelligible. For academic libraries collecting these authors and continental philosophy.Leon H. Brody, U.S. Office of Personnel Mgt. Lib., Washington, D.C.
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Packed with insights into historical periods, art, and philosophy. . . . a particular strength of the book is the depth of its exploration of philosophical concepts--both what they are and what they presuppose. A pleasure to read, this is a rigorous structural reflection of the philosophical concept and a genuine contribution to philosophy. Highly recommended. -- R. E. Palmer
This examines the relationship between philosophy, science and the arts, considering the independent pursuits of each study and their ultimate connections. This history of social and cultural development and philosophical arguments provides a fine synthesis of Western cultural observation and philosophical argument. -- Midwest Book Review