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By Denis Guénoun,Christine Irizarry

the concept that of the common used to be born within the lands we now name Europe, but it really is exactly the common that's Europe's undoing. All eu politics is stuck in a pressure: to claim a ecu id is to be open to multiplicity, yet this very openness may possibly dissolve Europe as such. This ebook displays on Europe and its altering limitations over the span of twenty centuries. a piece of philosophy, it regularly attracts on concrete occasions. From old Greece and Rome, to Christianity, to the Reformation, to the nationwide revolutions of the 20 th century, what we this day name "Europe" has been a succession of initiatives within the identify of ecclesia or group. Empire, Church, and ecu: all were developed unlike an Oriental "other." The stakes of Europe, then, are as a lot metaphysical as political. Redefining a chain of key options corresponding to international, position, transportation, and the typical, this e-book sheds gentle on Europe as method by way of enticing with the main major philosophical debates at the topic, together with the paintings of Marx, Husserl, Heidegger, Patočka, and Nancy.

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