“Ernst Tugendhat’s philosophy was one of the main contributors to restore the international reputation of German analytical philosophy which had suffered serious compromise during the Third Reich. But Tugendhat’s own international repute has not been commensurate with his real importance until now. As far as I know, Santiago Zabala’s monograph is the first such study to appear anywhere. It alone has ventured to present the English speaking world with the philosophical development of a thinker who belongs among the very greatest and who deserves the consideration appropriate to this rank in the Anglophone world as well. Zabala gives us a bravura performance, providing an excellent understanding of both work and context in a conceptually differentiated, yet approachable, language, yet without hiding his own convictions behind those of others. I hope that this book may succeed fully where Tugendhat himself had only limited success:  to garner the international recognition it deserves for an important voice in the concert of European philosophy, and even, if possible, to inspire love for its subject. In Zabala’s book at least, this love is evident."MANFRED FRANK

"As far as I know, this is the first book-length study of Ernst Tugendhat in English. That is a bit of a surprise since Tugendhat is the last of Heidegger’s students who went on to develop a significantly distinct philosophical approach, and it was one closer to the practice of philosophy in the United States and England than in Germany. The fact that this book is the author’s expanded translation from the Italian probably indicates that this lack of attention to Tugendhat remains in the English-speaking philosophical community. But we have to start somewhere, and this book is a useful introduction to a controversial and yet quite significant philosopher.”TELOS

“The Hermeneutic Nature of Analytic Philosophy ably present the thought of a first-rank philosopher who until now has been too little known.  In doing so, this book bridges the frustrating canonical gap between analytic and Continental philosophy. A genuine ‘must read’.” CARLOS PRADO


Columbia University Press and translated in Italian.


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