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Single Idea 6838

[catalogued under 1. Philosophy / H. Continental Philosophy / 1. Continental Philosophy]

Full Idea

The basic map of the continental tradition can be summarised in three terms: critique, praxis and emancipation.


'Praxis' concerns practical actions

Gist of Idea

Continental philosophy is based on critique, praxis and emancipation


Simon Critchley (Interview with Baggini and Stangroom [2001], p.189)

Book Reference

Baggini,J/Stangroom,J: 'New British Philosophy' [Routledge 2002], p.189

A Reaction

I wince at 'emancipation', which seems to take freedom as of unquestionably high value, instead of being one of the principles up for question in social philosophy. There are more presuppositions in Marxist than in analytical philosophy.