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Changing the subject : philosophy from Socrates to Adorno

Author: Raymond Geuss
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2017. ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Ask a question and it is reasonable to expect an answer or a confession of ignorance. But a philosopher may defy expectations. Confronted by a standard question arising from a normal way of viewing the world, a philosopher may reply that the question is misguided, that to continue asking it is, at the extreme, to get trapped in a delusive hall of mirrors. According to Raymond Geuss, this attempt to bypass or  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Raymond Geuss
ISBN: 9780674545724 0674545729
OCLC Number: 981953442
Description: xxiii, 334 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction: A game of chess in times of plague --
Socrates --
Plato --
Lucretius --
Augustine --
Montaigne --
Hobbes --
Hegel --
Nietzsche --
Lukacs --
Heidegger --
Wittgenstein --
Adorno --
Conclusion: The end and the future.
Responsibility: Raymond Geuss.

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For Raymond Geuss, philosophers' attempts to bypass normal ways of thinking-to point out that the question being asked is itself misguided-represents philosophy at its best. By provoking people to  Read more...
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