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continental philosophy


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A cluster of 20th-century European philosophical movements that view themselves as continuing the legacy of Hegel, Husserl, and Heidegger and include phenomenology, existentialism, hermeneutics, structuralism, and deconstructionism, especially as contrasted with analytic philosophy.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A collective term for various philosophical traditions strongly influenced by certain 19th and 20th century philosophers from mainland Europe, such as Hegel.


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