National differences in Philosophy? #introphil

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About differences in philosophy in UK USA and the Continent (Europe)

Continental philosophy is a set of 19th- and 20th-century philosophical traditions from mainland Europe. This sense of the term originated among English-speaking philosophers in the second half of the 20th century, who used it to refer to a range of thinkers and traditions outside the analytic movement. Continental philosophy includes the following movements: German idealism, phenomenology, existentialism (and its antecedents, such as the thought of Kierkegaard and Nietzsche), hermeneutics, structuralism, post-structuralism, French feminism, psychoanalytic theory, and the critical theory of the Frankfurt School and related branches of Western Marxism. [ Wikipedia.]

Stuart Mill, Bentham, Hobbes, Newton, Berkeley, Locke are UK philosophers, with little influence on the continent.  As fas as I know they are very well known to UK (and USA??) students of philosophy.

I think it remarkable to find some (in my Continental eyes outdated)  French philosophers becoming famous in USA. (Deleuze, Foucault, Derrida, etc.)

image: Deleuze, Sartre and Foucault.

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