"Time and Philosophy" presents a detailed survey of continental thought through an historical account of its key texts.
The common theme taken up in each text is how philosophical thought should respond to time.
Looking at the development of continental philosophy in both Europe and America, the philosophers discussed range from Hegel, Marx, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Husserl, Heidegger, Arendt, Adorno and Horkheimer, Sartre, de Beauvoir, Foucault, Derrida, to the most influential thinkers of today, Agamben, Badiou, Butler and Ranciere.
Throughout, the concern is to elucidate the primary texts for readers coming to them for the first time.
But, beyond this, "Time and Philosophy" aims to reveal the philosophical rigour which underpins and connects the history of continental thought.