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Converts to the Real

Catholicism and the Making of Continental Philosophy

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$49.95 • £35.95 • €45.00

ISBN 9780674988378

Publication Date: 05/01/2019

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504 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

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Excellent and exhaustively researched… A major contribution to the history of European philosophy in the 20th century, and of phenomenology more particularly.Choice

Converts to the Real tells an intriguing, valuable, and timely story about the religious leanings of European phenomenology, especially with respect to its associations with Neo-Scholasticism and the Catholic Church. Baring has done impressive archival research to create a narrative with considerable detail. An excellent book.—Kevin Hart, University of Virginia

The virtues of Edward Baring’s superb book are many. Converts to the Real demonstrates the importance of phenomenology—typically viewed as a philosopher’s philosophy—not only for twentieth-century European intellectual life but for key social and political trends as well. Its great achievement is to merge two contemporary histories by showing how transformations in modern Catholic thought turned phenomenology into the continental philosophy.—Michael Gubser, author of The Far Reaches: Phenomenology, Ethics, and Social Renewal in Central Europe

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