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9/21/06 2:56 AM
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Indrek R.
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What do you think of it? If you think that this is a sensible distinction then on which side do you fall (which side are you must interested in)?
9/21/06 6:18 PM
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I think I prefer the analytical stuff. Not that I think you should rule out all continental stuff beforehand, but I wonder why their writing has to be so obscure, lol.
9/22/06 2:41 AM
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Indrek R.
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What is the difference in them for you? As far as writing goes its analytic all the way - its the differences in content and topics and whether there are any anymore that i´m interested in? I.
9/25/06 9:16 AM
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Analytic philosophy. I think the choice of topic in continental philosophy makes it often more a mix of bad sociology/political science/history and psychology than philosophy proper. I also think there writings aren´t usually concrete enough to be discussed properly.
9/25/06 2:31 PM
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It is hard to read continental not just because of its innate and even purposeful obscurity, but most of it is translated from another language. I have read one Richard Rorty book "consequences of pragmatism" and I did enjoy it.
9/25/06 3:53 PM
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"What is the difference in them for you?" the level of clarity I would say.
9/25/06 6:12 PM
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Indrek R.
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Yeah. But content-wise?
9/26/06 5:13 AM
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The content in the contintal philosophy I have read seems to be directed towards more existential questions, with the author kind of saying that the world/ life is like this and that. Broader subjects in a way, or atleast that is my impression. Am I being very obscure and continental now? :-)

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