Europe, or The Infinite Task: A Study of a Philosophical Concept (Meridian: Crossing Aesthetics)

Europe, or The Infinite Task: A Study of a Philosophical Concept (Meridian: Crossing Aesthetics)

Rodolphe Gasché


What precisely does "Europe" suggest for philosophy at the present time? placing apart either Eurocentrism and anti-Eurocentrism, Gasché returns to the outdated identify "Europe" to ascertain it as an idea or suggestion within the paintings of 4 philosophers from the phenomenological culture: Husserl, Heidegger, Patocka, and Derrida. starting with Husserl, the belief of Europe grew to become vital to such concerns as rationality, universality, openness to the opposite, and accountability. Europe, or The endless Task tracks the adjustments those concerns have passed through in phenomenology so as to examine "Europe's" carrying on with strength for serious and enlightened resistance in an international that's steadily turning into ruled via the mono-perspectivism of worldwide marketplace economics. instead of giving up at the notion of Europe as an anachronism, Gasché goals to teach that it nonetheless has philosophical legs.

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