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LoveKnowledge: The Life of Philosophy from Socrates to Derrida

Roy Brand


Since its inception, philosophy has struggled to perfect individual understanding through discussion and dialogue based in personal, poetic, or dramatic investigation. The positions of such philosophers as Socrates, Spinoza, Rousseau, Nietzsche, Foucault, and Derrida differ in almost every respect, yet these thinkers all share a common method of practicing philosophy—not as a detached, intellectual discipline, but as a worldly art. What is the love that turns into knowledge and how is the knowledge we seek already a form of love? Reading key texts from Socrates to Derrida, this book addresses ... More

Keywords: Socrates, Spinoza, Rousseau, Nietzsche, Foucault, Derrida, practicing philosophy, love, knowledge

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780231160445
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231160445.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Roy Brand, author