continental philosophy

[ kon-tn-en-tl fi-los-uh-fee ]
/ ˌkɒn tnˈɛn tl fɪˈlɒs ə fi /

noun

a general term for related philosophical traditions that originated in 20th-century continental Europe, including critical theory, deconstruction, existentialism, hermeneutics, phenomenology, and structuralism (contrasted with analytic philosophy).

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