Against The Analytic Style

In Continental Philosophy A Very Short Introduction,24 Simon Critchley argues that the original aim of philosophy was not theoretical knowledge (as, he thinks, it is today) but rather wisdom. Philosophy, he says, was an 'eminently practical activity' (p. 1), whereas now it has been relegated to the role of 'an under-labourer to science, whose job is to clear away the rubbish that lies in the way to knowledge and scientific progress' (p. 5). Analytic ambitions naturally place philosophy in the...

Notes on Contributors

Abraham is Albert Cook Outler Professor of Theology and Wesley Studies and Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professor at the Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University. Andrew Chignell is Assistant Professor in the Sage School of Philosophy at Cornell University. Sarah Coakley is Norris-Hulse Professor of Divinity at Cambridge University. Oliver D. Crisp is Reader in Theology at the University of Bristol. Thomas M. Crisp is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Biola...