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Nihil unbound : enlightenment and extinction

Author: Ray Brassier
Publisher: Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.
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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.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.
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Brassier, Ray.
Nihil unbound.
Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2007
(OCoLC)564575544
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ray Brassier
ISBN: 9780230522046 0230522041
OCLC Number: 137312988
Description: xiii, 275 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Pt. I. Destroying the manifest image --
Apoptosis of belief --
Thanatosis of enlightenment --
The enigma of realism --
Pt. II. The anatomy of negation --
Unbinding the void --
Being nothing --
Pt. III. The end of time --
The pure and empty form of death --
The truth of extinction.
Responsibility: Ray Brassier.

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This book pushes nihilism to its ultimate conclusion by linking revisionary naturalism in Anglo-American philosophy with anti-phenomenological realism in French philosophy. Contrary to the  Read more...

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'...a powerfully original work which determinedly sets in motion profound and searching questions about philosophy in its relation to the universe.' - Robin Mackay, parallax

 
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