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By Stefanos Geroulanos

French philosophy replaced dramatically within the moment zone of the 20th century. within the wake of worldwide conflict I and, later, the Nazi and Soviet mess ups, significant philosophers reminiscent of Kojève, Levinas, Heidegger, Koyré, Sartre, Merleau-Ponty, and Hyppolite argued that guy may not fill the void left by means of the "death of God" with out additionally calling up the worst in human historical past and denigrating the respect of the human topic. In reaction, they contributed to a brand new trust that guy may still not be considered because the foundation for lifestyles, notion, and ethics; quite, human nature grew to become depending on different techniques and buildings, together with Being, language, concept, and tradition. This argument, which was once to be paramount for existentialism and structuralism, got here to dominate postwar inspiration. This highbrow heritage of those advancements argues that at their center lay a brand new atheism that confounded humanism as inadequate and finally violent.

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