Do philosophers from the different subfields cooperate and get along?

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Chapter The Basics

After post-modernism, many philosophical subfields split within themselves when interest in continental philosophy (from France and Germany) introduced existentialism, phenomenology, and deconstruction to the field. Academic philosophers became embattled in their own culture wars. Empiricist or mainstream philosophers defended both their traditional methods and established canon against approaches that were more centered on human existence and experience and cultural criticism.


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