Unit 1: What is continental philosophy?

A. Watch

C. further reading

The Continental Philosophy Reader, ed. Richard Kearney, Routledge, 1995.   This is a selection of some of the best philosophical texts in the continental tradition, each text is preceded by a short introduction to the author.

Ludwig Wittgenstein, Logisch-Philosophische Abhandlung, in Annalen der Naturphilosophische, XIV (3/4), 1921; Published in English as Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus, C.K. Ogden (transl.), London: Routlegde, 1922.  Although not an easy read, this is one of the best examples of philosophy in the analytic tradition.

B. Read

Level 1

Simon Critchley, Continental Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction, Oxford UP, 2001, chapters 2, 3 and 7

Level 2

Merleau-Ponty, Éloge de la Philosophie, Paris : Gallimard, 1953; Published in English as In Praise of Philosophy, J. Wild and J. Edie (transl.), Evanston, Ill.: Northwestern University Press, 1963.


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