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Farewell to Matters of Principle : Philosophical Studies - Odo Marquard

Farewell to Matters of Principle

Philosophical Studies

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Published: 28th December 1989
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This book is the latest addition to the OdA(c)on series, a multidisciplinary series devoted to original works and translations by European writers in the areas of literature, criticism, philosophy, history and politics.
An English translation of the German best-seller Abschied vom Prinzipiellen, the book offers a series of essays that present a philosophy of human morality critical of philosophical utopianism. Marquard, widely considered the heir of Gadamer, Habermas, and Blumenberg, describes his role as "skeptical philosopher" and discusses the 18th-century formation of such themes and disciplines as aesthetics, philosophical anthropology, philosophy of history, the nature of myth and attempts to account for it, and hermeneutics.

"Written in a witty style reminiscent of Rorty, the essays offer an interesting perspective from a contemporary German philosopher not part of either the poststructural or Habermasian projects. The well-documented footnotes offer a wealth of information on contemporary German thought not easily available to English-speaking audiences."--Choice "Deserves to reach the widest audience."--The Year's Work in Modern Language Studies (1990) "Written in a witty style reminiscent of Rorty, the essays offer an interesting perspective from a contemporary German philosopher not part of either the poststructural or Habermasian projects. The well-documented footnotes offer a wealth of information on contemporary German thought not easily available to English-speaking audiences."--Choice "Deserves to reach the widest audience."--The Year's Work in Modern Language Studies (1990)

Farewell to Matters of Principle (Another Autobiographical Introduction)p. 3
Competence in Compensating for Incompetence? (On the Competence and Incompetence of Philosophy)p. 22
Indicted and Unburdened Man in Eighteenth-Century Philosophyp. 38
The End of Fate? (Some Observations on the Inevitability of Things Over Which We Have No Power of Disposition)p. 64
In Praise of Polytheism (On Monomythical and Polymythical Thinking)p. 87
The Question, To What Question Is Hermeneutics the Answer?p. 111
Name Indexp. 141
Subject Indexp. 143
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ISBN: 9780195051148
ISBN-10: 0195051149
Series: Odeon Series
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 152
Published: 28th December 1989
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.4 x 14.7  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.31