This book challenges and renews the discussions that have historically characterized the tradition of continental thought in the areas of ethics, feminism, aesthetics, and political theory. The classical origins of this tradition--phenomenology, existentialism, and hermeneutics--emerged according to models that were foundational and systematic in character. The book shows that continental philosophy is now woven between counter-discourses and concrete interventions, complicated in the relationship between theory and practice; that is, in the transition between concept and determination, idea and intuition, the ontic and the ontological, experience and judgment.
Arleen B. Dallery is Professor of Philosophy at LaSalle University. She is co-editor of Crises in Continental Philosophy; Ethics and Danger: Essays on Heidegger and Continental Thought; and The Question of the Other: Essays in Contemporary Continental Philosophy, all published by SUNY Press. Stephen H. Watson is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame and the author of Extensions: Essays on Interpretation, Rationality, and the Closure of Modernism, also published by SUNY Press. E. Marya Bower is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Earlham College.