Ideas from 'Interview with Baggini and Stangroom' by Simon Critchley [2001], by Theme Structure

[found in 'New British Philosophy' by Baggini,J/Stangroom,J [Routledge 2002,0-415-24346-7]].

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1. Philosophy / D. Nature of Philosophy / 8. Humour
Humour is practically enacted philosophy
Humour can give a phenomenological account of existence, and point to change
1. Philosophy / G. Scientific Philosophy / 3. Scientism
Scientism is the view that everything can be explained causally through scientific method
1. Philosophy / H. Continental Philosophy / 1. Continental Philosophy
German idealism aimed to find a unifying principle for Kant's various dualisms
Since Hegel, continental philosophy has been linked with social and historical enquiry.
Continental philosophy fights the threatened nihilism in the critique of reason
Continental philosophy is based on critique, praxis and emancipation
Continental philosophy has a bad tendency to offer 'one big thing' to explain everything
1. Philosophy / H. Continental Philosophy / 2. Phenomenology
Phenomenology is a technique of redescription which clarifies our social world
23. Ethics / F. Existentialism / 2. Nihilism
Perceiving meaninglessness is an achievement, which can transform daily life