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 / 7. Humour
Humour can give a phenomenological account of existence, and point to change
Humour is practically enacted philosophy
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
Since Hegel, contintental philosophy has been linked with social and historical enquiry.
Continental philosophy is based on critique, praxis and emancipation
Continental philosophy has a bad tendency to offer 'one big thing' to explain everything
German idealism aimed to find a unifying principle for Kant's various dualisms
Continental philosophy fights the threatened nihilism in the critique of reason
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