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By Fred Dallmayr

In an age marked by way of profound rifts and tensions on either political and philosophical degrees, a primary debate affecting almost the total of Western highbrow tradition is at the moment happening. in a single camp are those that might guard conventional metaphysics and its ties to the increase of modernity; within the different camp, those that reject the potential of foundational concept and argue for the emergence of a postmodern order. do we nonetheless guard the idea of serious cause? How may still we grab the importance of the embeddedness of language and idea in particular ancient contexts? do we rationally shield the potential of human freedom?

In this e-book, Fred Dallmayr is going past traditional dialogue of those concerns by means of tracing them again to their origins. Drawing on his unequalled wisdom of Continental philosophy, he explores the underlying connections among the phenomenologists of the Freiburg institution and the severe theorists of the Frankfurt college, hence guidance a path towards a "critical ontology" that bridges cause and the world.

This e-book can be crucial interpreting for sociologists, philosophers, and political theorists.

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