Very Little-- Almost Nothing: Death, Philosophy, Literature

Very Little-- Almost Nothing: Death, Philosophy, Literature

by Simon Critchley
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415128226

ISBN-13: 9780415128223

Pub. Date: 06/27/1997

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The 'death of man', the 'end of history' and even philosophy are strong and troubling currents running through contemporary debates. Yet since Nietzsche's heralding of the 'death of god', philosophy has been unable to explain the question of finitude.
Very Little...Almost Nothing goes to the heart of this problem through an exploration of Blanchot's

Overview

The 'death of man', the 'end of history' and even philosophy are strong and troubling currents running through contemporary debates. Yet since Nietzsche's heralding of the 'death of god', philosophy has been unable to explain the question of finitude.
Very Little...Almost Nothing goes to the heart of this problem through an exploration of Blanchot's theory of literature, Stanley Cavell's interpretations of romanticism and the importance of death in the work of Samuel Beckett. Simon Critchley links these themes to the philosophy of Emmanuel Levinas to present a powerful new picture of how we must approach the importance of death in philosophy.
A compelling reading of the convergence of literature and philosophy, Very Little...Almost Nothing opens up new ways of understanding finitude, modernity and the nature of the imagination.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415128223
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/27/1997
Series:
Warwick Studies in European Philosophy Series
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.12(h) x 0.66(d)

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