- Series: Perspectives in Continental Philosophy (Book 7)
- Hardcover: 220 pages
- Publisher: Fordham University Press; 1 edition (January 1, 1999)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0823219283
- ISBN-13: 978-0823219285
- Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 0.5 x 6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,284,845 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Circulating Being: From Embodiment to Incorportation (Perspectives in Continental Philosophy) 1st Edition
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From the Back Cover
Existentialism has come to be identified as a critical, reactionary way of thinking, celebrating the individual, freedom, embodiment, and the limits of rationality and systematic theorizing. For the most part this assessment is true of the early and, by now, "classical" works of existentialism, those that first burst upon the philosophical and cultural scene. Circulating Being centers on the later works of several well-known French existentialists (Camus, Marcel, Sartre, Merleau-Ponty) to trace out the development of their existential thinking about language, communicative life, ethics, and politics. This development "from embodiment to incorporation" carries existentialism beyond identification with the mere reactionary and reveals how, while prefiguring postmodernism in important ways, the existential thinkers dealt with here reveal themselves to be reconstructive of the Western tradition. This is apparent in the growing appreciation of difference in their late works along with a reluctance to surrender the ideal of unity, and in their reappropriation of truth and justice while repudiating a totalizing metaphysics. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
About the Author
Thomas Busch is Professor of Philosophy at Villanova University
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Busch's work serves as a readable and invaluable referential keepsake for further study in French existentialism. A great read!