It’s fashionable to say that the analytic-continental divide is outdated, and it’s certainly true that there are more and more philosophers who read and work across any borders we may try to designate. The fact remains that you can be an eminent metaphysician in the anglophone world and never have read a word of Heidegger, Deleuze or Badiou, or be famous on the Continent for your philosophy of language and have no interest in Quine or Putnam. Is it just that the two styles of philosophising are different, that continentals can’t understand the complexities of rigourous logical analysis and argument and that analytics can’t penetrate the thickets of a philosophical version of literary modernism? This isn’t likely.
Continuing the End Times series, Richard Marshall interviews Gary Gutting.