Confessions of a Sceptical Francophile

@article{Scruton2012ConfessionsOA,
  title={Confessions of a Sceptical Francophile},
  author={R. Scruton},
  journal={Philosophy},
  year={2012},
  volume={87},
  pages={477 - 495}
}
Abstract In post-war France we have witnessed an upsurge in philosophical and quasi-philosophical literature, much of it nonsense and all of it radically politicised. What is the explanation of this? I advance the thesis that the post-1968 literary scene expresses a bid for a new kind of social membership, and that it is the hunger for membership that explains not only the intellectual structure of this literature but also its world-wide influence. I also suggest that there survives in this… Expand

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