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I think it remarkable to find some (in my Continental eyes outdated) French philosophers becoming famous in USA.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