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, including Wyndham Lewis, Heidegger, Adorno, Blanchot, Derrida, and Vattimo. Focusing in particular on the ways in which each of these thinkers produces a theory of the literary as the privileged form of

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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, including Wyndham Lewis, Heidegger, Adorno, Blanchot, Derrida, and Vattimo. Focusing in particular on the ways in which each of these thinkers produces a theory of the literary as the privileged form of resistance to nihilism, Weller offers the first in-depth analysis of nihilism's key role in the thinking of the aesthetic since Nietzsche.

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ISBN-13:
9780230551541
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
10/14/2008
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.80(d)

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