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Area: Continental Philosophy

| Card | Benhabib | Ingram | Tapper | Teichman |


Card, C.

Card,# C. (2003). The Cambridge Companion to Simone de Beauvoir. Cambridge University Press

Kw: Existentialism; sexuality; feminist theory

Simone de Beauvoir was a philosopher and writer of notable range and influence whose work is central to feminist theory, French existentialism, and contemporary moral and social philosophy. The essays in this volume examine the major aspects of her thought. They explore her views on the role of biology, sexuality and sexual difference, and evil; the influence on her work of Heidegger, Sartre, Merleau-Ponty, Husserl, and others; and the philosophical significance of her memoirs and fiction.


Benhabib, S.

Benhabib,# S. (1994). Democracy and Difference: Reflections on the Metapolitics of Lyotard and Derrida. (1994). Journal of Political Philosophy 2 (1): 1- 23.

Kw: Democracy; Lyotard; Derrida

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Ingram, S.

Ingram,# S. (2002). The Writing of Asia Lacis. 2002. New German Critique 86: 159-177.

Kw: Diaries; communism; Walter Benjamin

Considers Asja Lacis's Russian memoir in order to highlight the agenda of its German version and its aggrandizement of Walter Benjamin. Lacis as femme fatale responsible for seducing Benjamin with Marxist materialism way from his Jewish heritage and faithful wife; Story behind stereotypical references to the 'Latvian Bolshevik.'


Tapper, M.

Tapper,# M. (1986). The Priority of Being or Consciousness for Phenomenology: Heidegger and Husserl. 1986.  Metaphilosophy 17 (2-3): 153- 161

Kw: Being; consciousness; phenomenology; Heidegger; Husserl

In Being and Time Heidegger describes his philosophizing as phenomenological. And yet, in striking contrast to Husserl, Heidegger;s work is not concerned with consciousness. What enabled Heidegger to consider his thought as phenomenology while displacing the emphasis on consciousness is favour of the question of the meaning of Being? I want to trace an answer to these questions by examining the point at which they arise from the intersection of the three others.


Teichman, J.

Teichman, J. (1993). Deconstruction and Aerodynamics. Philosophy: The Journal of the Royal Institute of Philosophy 68 (263): 53- 62

Kw: Deconstruction

Deconstruction is commonly associated with the philosophy of Derrida. But there are also non-philosophers who say they engage in deconstruction, for example architects, anthropologists and literary critics. This may lead some people to suppose that deconstruction is not concerned with specifically philosophical problems.