20th Century Philosophy

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This week’s paper we were to research and identify three prevailing philosophical perspectives at work during the 20th Century. To begin I will research the history of a few new tendencies in contemporary philosophy. Then I will discuss the Tom Rockmore interpretation of such tendencies. Tom Rockmore is Professor of Philosophy and a McAnulty College Distinguished Professor, Dr. Rockmore's current research interests encompass all of modern philosophy, with special emphasis on selected problems as well as figures in German idealism (Kant, Fichte, Hegel, Marx) and recent continental philosophy (Heidegger, Habermas, Lukacs). He is continuing to explore the epistemology of German idealism as well as the relation between philosophy and …show more content…
These diverging philosophical trends can be seen as responses to Hegels Philosophy.
Hegel philosophy to me is the main, nucleus or the core of a certain philosophical project. This philosophy was to comprehend the certainty, nature as well as history, matter as well as spirit, as manifestations of the precise idea. Some believe that the earliest foundation of this project date as far back to Plato, however in any case it vividly comes in modern philosophy since Descartes. Overall, this project can be brought under the heading of foundational; more specifically, analytic philosophy usually calls it metaphysics, while continental philosophy describes it primarily as onto theology. In a sense, both analytic and continental philosophy of the 20th century turns away from this project, albeit in very different ways (Rockmore, 2010).

Analytic philosophy differs from the beginning of English neo-hegelianism of Bradley’s sort and similar ones. This philosophy criticize the latter’s denial of the being of an external world but also the bombastic, unclear style of Hegel’s writings, as well as his tendency to comprehend everything from the point of view of the totality: : das Wahre ist das Ganze. Analytic philosophy took a great deal of its specific character from this threefold declination of Hegel as the victor of dogmatic metaphysics. Instead of all embracing, artificial constructions with great speculative content, it concentrated on the analysis of solid


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