Beyond the Analytic-Continental Divide: Pluralist Philosophy in the Twenty-First Century

2017.01.13 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Jeffrey A. Bell, Andrew Cutrofello, and Paul M. Livingston (eds.), Beyond the Analytic-Continental Divide: Pluralist Philosophy
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2017.01.13 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Jeffrey A. Bell, Andrew Cutrofello, and Paul M. Livingston (eds.), Beyond the Analytic-Continental Divide: Pluralist Philosophy in the Twenty-First Century, Routledge, 2016, 334pp., $148.00 (hbk), ISBN 9781138787360. Reviewed by David Lauer, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel The editors of this collection begin their introductory chapter by declaring that the "divide" between analytic and continental philosophy "still largely shapes and constrains philosophical work in the English-speaking world" (p.1). This diagnosis seems indisputable, and I would add that it holds for much of the non-English-speaking world as well. This situation prevails (a) despite the fact that the spuriousness of the analytic/continental distinction has long been the target of trenchant criticism from both sides. It is impossible at this point not to allude, once more, to Bernard Williams's famous quip that the distinction is. . .

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