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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
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.


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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Geuss is an astute reader and conveys with remarkable clarity, elegance, and wit some of the essential ideas of the authors whose work he is discussing. His thinking is always fresh and provocative, Read more...

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