Quora answer: Who are some of the most influential French philosophers?

May 22 2014

Easy to list them, but hard to say why they are influential. They are influential because they are exploring the ideas of Heidegger based on those of Husserl, Hegel and Aristotle. They have rediscovered the meta-levels of Being. They have explored this territory discovering

Pure Being – Husserl
Process Being — Heidegger
Hyper Being — Heidegger, Merleau-Ponty, Derrida
Wild Being — Merleau-Ponty, Deleuze, Castoradis
Ultra Being — Zizek, Badiou

If you can understand these kinds of Being you can understand the nature of the essential nature of the Western worldview.

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