Autor/en: R. Brassier
XIII, 275 p.
8. November 2007 - kartoniert - 275 Seiten
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Nihilism is not an affliction to be overcome, but a vector of intellectual discovery which philosophy should try to push to its ultimate conclusion. Rather than trying to safeguard the experience of meaning - construed as the defining feature of human existence - from the incursions of science, philosophy should strive to demystify it and deploy its considerable speculative resources to facilitate science's labour of disenchantment. Disregarding the orthodox division between analytic and continental traditions, this book tries to forge a link between revisionary naturalism in Anglo-American philosophy and speculative realism in contemporary French philosophy. Bold, learned and ambitious, this book marries Continental and analytic approaches in philosophy to provide a thoroughly original perspective on nihilism
Preface PART I: DESTROYING THE MANIFEST IMAGE The Apoptosis of Belief The Thanatosis of Enlightenment The Enigma of Realism PART II: THE ANATOMY OF NEGATION Unbinding the Void Being-Nothing PART III: THE END OF TIME The Pure and Empty Form of Death The Truth of Extinction Notes Bibliography Index of Names Index of Subjects
RAY BRASSIER is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the American University of Beirut, Lebanon.
'[A] powerfully original work which determinedly sets in motion profound and searching questions about philosophy in its relation to the universe described by scientific thought, and to human ends [...] Forcibly disabusing use of the assumption that we have somehow dealt with the problem of nihilism, this book reawakens, and even intensifies the toubling, disruptive power for thought that it once heralded.' - Robin Mackay, Parallax
'Nihil Unbound makes good on many of its promises, chief among them providing the reader a rare experience: actual philosophical discovery [...] Brassier's [...] work provides stunning evidence of at least one of Adorno's contentions: "Thought honors itself by defending what is damned as nihilism."' - Knox Peden, Continental Philosophy Review
'Alain Badiou and Slavoj i ek are the most renowned incarnation of a contemporary European philosophy finally in the process of stepping out from under the shadow of Kantian transcendental idealism and its complex, two-hundred-year aftermath [...] Ray Brassier too is one of the thinkers at the forefront of these exciting new developments.' Adrian Johnston, Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology