100 years of European Philosophy Since the Great War

Crisis and Reconfigurations

  • Matthew Sharpe
  • Rory Jeffs
  • Jack Reynolds

Part of the Philosophical Studies in Contemporary Culture book series (PSCC, volume 25)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Rory Jeffs, Matthew Sharpe
    Pages 1-24
  3. Singin’ in the Shade?

  4. Weimar and Its Shadows

  5. Intellectual Movements

  6. Academic Philosophy in a Time of Wars

  7. After the Last Post-s?

About this book


This book is a collection of specifically commissioned articles on the key continental European philosophical movements since 1914. It shows how each of these bodies of thought has been shaped by their responses to the horrors set in train by World War I, and considers whether we are yet ‘post-post-war’. The outbreak of World War I in August 1914,set in chain a series of crises and re-configurations, which have continued to shape the world for a century: industrialized slaughter, the end of colonialism and European empires, the rise of the USA, economic crises, fascism, Soviet Marxism, the gulags and the Shoah.  Nearly all of the major movements in European thinking (phenomenology, psychoanalysis, Hegelianism, Marxism, political theology, critical theory and neoliberalism) were forged in, or shaped by, attempts to come to terms with the global trauma of the World Wars. This is the first book to describe the development of these movements after World War I, and as such promises to be of interest to philosophers and historians of philosophy around the world.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Matthew Sharpe
    • 1
  • Rory Jeffs
    • 2
  • Jack Reynolds
    • 3
  1. 1.PhilosophyDeakin UniversityWaurn PondsAustralia
  2. 2.Faculty of Arts-Education, Waurn Ponds CampusDeakin UniversityWaurn PondsAustralia
  3. 3.Department PhilosophyDeakin UniversityMelbourneAustralia

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