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1. Philosophy / H. Continental Philosophy / 1. Continental Philosophy

[key shared characteristics of continental modern philosophy]

19 ideas
We must break up the rigidity that our understanding has imposed [Hegel]
Truth does not appear by asserting reasons and then counter-reasons [Hegel]
Modern philosophy begins with Descartes' abstraction from sensation and matter [Feuerbach]
Empiricism is right about ideas, but forgets man himself as one of our objects [Feuerbach]
We must create new words, and treat them as normal, and as if designating real things. [Deleuze]
'Difference' refers to that which eludes capture [Deleuze, by May]
Philosophy and politics are fundamentally linked [Foucault]
Some continental philosophers are relativists - Baudrillard, for example [Baudrillard, by Critchley]
The plague of philosophy is those who criticise without creating, and defend dead concepts [Deleuze/Guattari]
Two marxist ideas have dominated in France: base and superstructure, and ideology [Scruton]
To meet the division in our life, try the Subject, Nature, Spirit, Will, Power, Praxis, Unconscious, or Being [Critchley]
The French keep returning, to Hegel or Nietzsche or Marx [Critchley]
German idealism aimed to find a unifying principle for Kant's various dualisms [Critchley]
Since Hegel, continental philosophy has been linked with social and historical enquiry. [Critchley]
Continental philosophy fights the threatened nihilism in the critique of reason [Critchley]
Continental philosophy is based on critique, praxis and emancipation [Critchley]
Continental philosophy has a bad tendency to offer 'one big thing' to explain everything [Critchley]
Analytic philosophy has much higher standards of thinking than continental philosophy [Williamson]
Deleuze relies on Spinoza (immanence), Bergson (duration), and difference (Nietzsche) [May]