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By Stefanos Geroulanos

French philosophy replaced dramatically within the moment region of the 20 th century. within the wake of global battle I and, later, the Nazi and Soviet failures, significant philosophers equivalent to Kojève, Levinas, Heidegger, Koyré, Sartre, Merleau-Ponty, and Hyppolite argued that guy may well now not fill the void left via the "death of God" with no additionally calling up the worst in human background and denigrating the honor of the human topic. In reaction, they contributed to a brand new trust that guy may still now not be considered because the foundation for lifestyles, inspiration, and ethics; quite, human nature turned depending on different thoughts and buildings, together with Being, language, inspiration, and tradition. This argument, which was once to be paramount for existentialism and structuralism, got here to dominate postwar notion. This highbrow historical past of those advancements argues that at their center lay a brand new atheism that confounded humanism as inadequate and eventually violent.

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