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In Kant's Wake: Philosophy in the Twentieth Century

ISBN: 978-1-4051-2570-3
224 pages
January 2006, Wiley-Blackwell
In Kant
In Kant’s Wake evaluates the four main trends in philosophy in the twentieth century — Marxism, Anglo-American analytic, American pragmatism, and continental philosophy — and argues that all four evolved in reaction to Kant’s fascinating and demanding philosophy.

  • Gives a sense of the main thinkers and problems, and the nature of their debates;
  • Provides an intriguing assessment of the accomplishments of twentieth-century philosophy.
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Introduction.

1. Toward Interpreting Twentieth Century Philosophy.

2. Kant and the Post-Kantian Debate.

3. On Marxism in the twentieth century.

4. Pragmatism as epistemology.

5. Continental philosophy as phenomenology.

6. Anglo-American analytic philosophy.

7. Kant and Twentieth Century Philosophy.

Notes.

Index
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Tom Rockmore is Professor of Philosophy at Duquesne University. His previous publications include Cognition: An Introduction to Hegel’s Phenomenology of Spirit (1997), Marx after Marxism (Blackwell, 2002), Before and After Hegel: A Historical Introduction to Hegel’s Thought (2003), The Philosophical Challenges of September 11 (edited with Joseph Margolis and Armen T. Marsoobian, Blackwell, 2004), On Constructivist Epistemology (2005), and Hegel, Idealism and Analytic Philosophy (2005).
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  • Evaluates the different strands twentieth-century philosophy: Marxism, Anglo-American analytic philosophy, American pragmatism, and continental philosophy;
  • Argues that these schools of thought all evolved in reaction to Kant’s fascinating and demanding philosophy;
  • Gives a sense of the main thinkers and problems, and the nature of their debates;
  • Provides an intriguing assessment of the accomplishments of twentieth-century philosophy.
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"...there is no other book of comparable length offering such comprehensive coverage of 20th-century philosophy. The book is also well written, interesting, and packed with information about the development of philosophy in the last century." D. Haugen, Choice

In Kant’s Wake is a brilliant book. It brings the story of contemporary philosophy back to its roots in Kant’s Copernican revolution, reminding us of the importance of knowing our past.” Angelica Nuzzo, Brooklyn College


“Rockmore has written a clear, concise, and compelling account of twentieth-century philosophy, focusing on two rich interpretations of Kant’s thought in order to illuminate four major twentieth-century movements. In Kant’s Wake makes a substantial contribution to our understanding of the intellectual currents of the last century as it inspires us to think about the future of Western philosophy.” Mitchell Aboulafia, Pennsylvania State University

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