Locating Europe: A Figure, a Concept, an Idea? (Studies in Continental Thought) (Hardcover)

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Is the idea of Europe outdated? The concept of European unity, the animating spirit of the European Union, seems increasingly fragile in the face of far-right populist movements. In Locating Europe, Rodolphe Gasch attempts to answer the question of how to think about Europe. Is it a figure, a concept, or an idea? Is there anything still compelling and urgent about the idea of Europe?

By looking at phenomenologist and postphenomenological thinkers in the second half of the 20th century, Gasch reveals that Europe is more than just one geographical and cultural entity. The idea of Europe is based on common foundations: a distinctive conception of reason, of self-criticism, of responsibility, freedom, equality, human rights, and democracy, and it is these foundations that are under threat.

In Locating Europe: A Figure, a Concept, an Idea? Gasch engages the philosophy of Hans-Georg Gadamer, Karl Jaspers, Karl L with, and others, focuses on the most significant philosophical representations of Europe, and explores the potential, and especially the limits, of the notion of Europe.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780253054838
ISBN-10: 0253054834
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication Date: June 1st, 2021
Pages: 256
Language: English
Series: Studies in Continental Thought

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