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Encyclopedia > New Philosophers

The New Philosophers (French nouveaux philosophes) were a group of French philosophers (for example, André Glucksmann and Bernard Henri-Lévy) who appeared in the early 1970s, as critics of the previously-fashionable philosophers (roughly speaking, the post-structuralists).


The mark of the new philosophers was to cast a general doubt on the tendency to argue from 'the left', by attributing too much inherent power-worship in the whole tradition, or at least what it borrowed from Hegel and Marx.


The title possibly is a reference to the philosophers of the future that Nietzsche anticipated in his work Beyond Good and Evil.


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NEEDED: NEW PHILOSOPHERS FOR A NEW AGE (18304 words)
New philosophers should understand that these philosophers who abandon idealism because of the failures of the twentieth century are repeating the error of many intellectuals in mid-nineteenth century when they chose Marx's radical structural change instead of Mill's evolutionary refinements.
New philosophers need to understand that this persistent error is caused simply because the reformers do not understand the government policies necessary to refine capitalism in ways that maximize the creation and distribution of wealth.
New philosophers can identify the kinetic opportunities to redirect the collectivists' energies to the workable way to improve lives; and redirect the creative energies of finance capitalists, shorn of special privileges, to support of world economic growth.
Philosophers' new book reflects on Wagner's 'Ring' cycle (696 words)
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — In today’s landscape of popular culture – in which Michael Jackson and sister Janet, Britney Spears, and cast members from the latest reality-TV show are the gods and goddesses of the moment – the name Richard Wagner appears on few billboards or marquees.
Among other things, their discussions focused on the philosophical ramifications of the work’s text, characters, themes and music.
And they offer a new interpretation of the mythic tale’s spectacular, dramatic ending, in which the story’s heroes and gods all perish, and their world is destroyed.
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