Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Who is the most important Continental philosopher in the 20th century?

Selection Votes
Husserl 9% 30
Heidegger 35% 110
Agamben 1% 4
Arendt 1% 2
Badiou 2% 7
Baudrillard 0% 1
Blanchot 1% 2
Bataille 1% 3
Beauvoir 1% 2
Benjamin 1% 2
Derrida 8% 25
Deleuze 11% 36
Foucault 8% 26
Gadamer 1% 3
Irigaray 0% 1
Butler 1% 2
Kristeva 1% 3
Lacan 3% 8
Lyotard 1% 2
Levinas 1% 2
Merleau-Ponty 1% 4
Nancy 0% 0
Ricoeur 1% 2
Sartre 3% 8
Adorno 5% 17
Habermas 3% 8
Scheler 0% 1
Schutz 0% 0
Bergson 0% 1
Zizek 2% 6
Total votes: 318

2 comments:

Grégoire said...

You don't have Herbert Marcuse up there. I guess he wasn't *continental* enough.

Great blog. Thanks so much for writing. I love to stumble into places like these.

Vancouver Philosopher said...

Hi Gregoire,

It was hard to define the periphery of Continental philosophy given the website slotted only 30 options. Moreover, it is hard to represent all facets of the various traditions that interweave such a widespread tradition of thinkers. One commentator noted how biased my list was to the interests of Husserl and Heidegger. Perhaps, that is true in hindsight.

I think Marcuse is, indeed, *Continental* enough for the list.