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Further Reading With this book as a guide the reader can pursue Continental philosophy in more depth through reading and/or dipping into the primary texts. It’s best to start with selected passages from anthologies or readers of the individual philosophers’ writings. My own Philosophers on Art, From Kant to the Postmodernists, A Critical Reader, Columbia University Press, 2010, which contains 25 selected texts with introductions to each, is also useful in this regard. Often the challenges of reading Continental philosophy arise either through the esoteric nature of the ideas involved or the philosophers’ style of writing; however, there are many philosophers who write in an essay form, thus helping accessibility, for example, Freud, Benjamin, Kristeva, Lyotard, Rancière, Agamben and Žižek. The reader is referred to these writers’ collections of essays. A further way into Continental philosophy is through the recordings of philosophers’ talks and lectures that are now available on the internet. The following is a list of philosophers’ writings, synthesized into a selection of one book for each principal philosopher mentioned in this guide: Adorno, Theodor and Horkheimer, Max. Dialectic of Enlightenment. Translated by John Cumming. London and New York: Verso, 1997. Agamben, Giorgio. The Coming Community. Translated by Michael Hardt. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2007. Badiou, Alain. Being and Event. Translated by Oliver Feltham. London and New York: Continuum, 2005. Bataille, Georges. Visions of Excess: Selected Writings, 1927–1939. Edited and translated by Allan Stoekl. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1991. Benjamin, Walter. Illuminations. London: Fontana/Collins, 1982. Deleuze, Gilles and Guattari, Félix. A Thousand Plateaus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia. Translated by Brian Massumi. London: Athlone Press, 1988. Derrida, Jacques. Of Grammatology. Translated by Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak. Baltimore and London: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1976. Foucault, Michel. The Order of Things: An Archaeology of the Human Sciences. London, Tavistock Publications, 1986. Freud, Sigmund. The Interpretation of Dreams. Translated and edited by James Strachey. London: Penguin Books, 1975. Hegel, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich. Phenomenology of Spirit. Translated by A.V. Miller. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1977. Heidegger, Martin. Being and Time. Translated by John Macquarrie and Edward Robinson. Oxford: Blackwell, 2006. Kant, Immanuel. Critique of Pure Reason. Translated by Norman Kemp Smith. London: Macmillan, 1990. Kristeva, Julia. Desire in Language: A Semiotic Approach to Literature

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