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Currents In Contemporary French Intellectual Life
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In the past fifty years French intellectual activity has enjoyed remarkable prestige. The vitality of French intellectual debates has attracted a large audience within France and abroad. Ideas and methods developed in France have had an important international influence in many fields of knowledge. While taking account of the rise and decline of major philosophical trends such as existentialism, Marxism, structuralism, poststructuralism and postmodernism, this book deals more broadly with scholarly work in key spheres of the humanities, social sciences and the arts. It examines influential individuals, schools of thought, seminal debates and moments of change in philosophy, literary theory, history, linguistics, social anthropology, sociology, economics, political science, psychoanalysis, feminist thought and film theory. Adopting a variety of different approaches, contributors discuss their chosen areas from the standpoint which they find most appropriate to capturing distinctive and interesting features of French scholarship in the fields concerned.

Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesWestern philosophyWestern philosophy, from c 1900 - Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Publication Date: 14/07/2000 ISBN-13: 9780333714317  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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CHRISTOPHER FLOOD is Head of European Studies at the University of Surrey. He is author of Pensee politique et imagination historique dans l'oevre de Paul Claudel (1991) and of Political Myth: Theoretical Introduction (1996). He has co-edited Political Ideologies in Contemporary France (1997) and two collections of essays on the politics of French intellectuals. He is co-editor of the European Horizons series for University of Nebraska Press. NICK HEWLETT is Reader in the School of Languages and Chair of the Centre for European Research at Oxford Brookes University, where he has been since 1990. He is author of Modern French Politics: Analysing Conflict and Consensus since 1945 (1998), Democracy in Modern France (2000), co-author of Contemporary(with Jill Forbes and Francois Nectoux, 1994 and 2000) and co-editor of Unity and Diversity in the New Europe (1999). He has a number of articles and chapters in journals such as Contemporary French Civilization, Modern and Contemporary France and Politics, and in edited collections.

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