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Literature, Philosophy, Nihilism: The Uncanniest of Guests
     

Literature, Philosophy, Nihilism: The Uncanniest of Guests

by Shane Weller
 

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This book charts the history of the concept of nihilism in some of the most important philosophers and literary theorists of the modern and postmodern periods, includingHeidegger, Adorno, Blanchot, Derrida, and Vattimo. Weller offers the first in-depth analysis of nihilism's key role in the thinking of the aesthetic since Nietzsche.

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This book charts the history of the concept of nihilism in some of the most important philosophers and literary theorists of the modern and postmodern periods, includingHeidegger, Adorno, Blanchot, Derrida, and Vattimo. Weller offers the first in-depth analysis of nihilism's key role in the thinking of the aesthetic since Nietzsche.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230266575
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
09/11/2008
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
358 KB

Meet the Author

SHANE WELLER is Reader in Comparative Literature in the School of European Culture and Languages at the University of Kent, UK. His publications include A Taste for the Negative: Beckett and Nihilism (2005), Beckett, Literature and the Ethics of Alterity (2006) and The Flesh in the Text (2007, co-edited with Thomas Baldwin and James Fowler).

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