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CafePhilo 1: Analytic and continental philosophy

Wed 8 Jul 2009, 20:00, by Ali Paknezhad & Shahdad Heydari, at Cafe Linda:1909 Rue Ste-Catherine Ouest,Montreal (Map)
In this session we will an introduction to Analytic and continental philosophy. Ali Paknezhad will cover the overview on analytic philosophy which has been cornerstone of philosophy of science and language and Shahdad Heydari will cover continental philosophy.
Continental philosophy is a contested concept which cuts to the heart of the identity of philosophy and its relevance to the matters of public concern and personal life. This presentation attempts to answer the question"What is Continental philosophy" By telling a story that begins with Kant 200 years ago and includes discussions of major philosophers like Nietzsche, Husserl and Heidegger and many more. The goal of this presentation is to show why continental philosophy is an area of dispute by considering the history and meaning of this term, and the way it is differentiated from, and represented by, what it allegedly opposes-namely Analytic or Anglo-American philosophy.

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CaféLitt is not a place; it is a gathering of minds. We are a group of mostly Persian young students, scholars and professionals who gather every Thursday evening around 19h00 in a café to discuss various subjects and share different ideas, ranging vastly from history to science, from literature to fine arts. We started these gatherings on Jan 18th, 2007. Each week, one of us takes the responsibility of presenting a topic (in Persian, English or French) for about an hour in a subject s/he is intimately familiar with or has an expertise in. Afterwards, the evening turns into a discussion forum and all members of the audience will have an opportunity to ask their question(s) and share their points of view.
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