continental philosophy definition

  • noun:
    • A cluster of 20th-century European philosophical motions that view by themselves as continuing the legacy of Hegel, Husserl, and Heidegger and include phenomenology, existentialism, hermeneutics, structuralism, and deconstructionism, especially as contrasted with analytic philosophy.
    • A collective term for various philosophical customs strongly influenced by particular 19th and 20th century philosophers from mainland European countries, such as for example Hegel.

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