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Prophets of extremity : Nietzsche, Heidegger, Foucault, Derrida

Author: Allan Megill
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1985.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents an interpretation of four thinkers: Nietzsche, Heidegger, Foucault, and Derrida. This book attempts to place these thinkers within the wider context of the crisis-oriented modernism and  Read more...

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Named Person: Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche; Martin Heidegger; Michel Foucault; Jacques Derrida; Jacques Derrida; Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche; Martin Heidegger; Michel Foucault; Jacques Derrida; Jacques Derrida; Michel Foucault; Martin Heidegger; Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche; Friedrich Nietzsche; Martin Heidegger; Michel Foucault; Jacques Derrida; Jacques Derrida; Michel Foucault; Martin Heidegger; Friedrich Nietzsche
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Allan Megill
ISBN: 0520052390 9780520052390 0520060288 9780520060289
OCLC Number: 10780445
Description: xxiii, 399 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
pt. I. Friedrich Nietzsche as aestheticist --
1. Nietzsche and the aesthetic --
2. Nietzsche and myth --
pt. II. Martin Heidegger and the idealism of nostalgia --
3. Heidegger and crisis --
4. Heidegger's aestheticism --
pt. III. Michel Foucault and the activism of discourse --
5. Foucault and structuralism --
6. Beyond structuralism --
pt. IV. On the meaning of Jacques Derrida --
7. The deconstruction of crisis --
8. The deconstruction of art.
Responsibility: Allan Megill.

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"Sustains an intriguing thesis and at the same time provides an excellent general introduction to this fearsome foursome. Vintage intellectual history."--"Village Voice

 
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