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Ontological terror : Blackness, nihilism, and emancipation

Author: Calvin L Warren
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2018. ©2018
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In Ontological Terror Calvin L. Warren intervenes in Afro-pessimism, Heideggerian metaphysics, and black humanist philosophy by positing that the "Negro question" is intimately imbricated with questions of Being. Warren uses the figure of the antebellum free black as a philosophical paradigm for thinking through the tensions between blackness and Being. He illustrates how blacks embody a metaphysical nothing. This  Read more...
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Warren, Calvin L., 1980-
Ontological terror.
Durham : Duke University Press, 2018
(DLC) 2017045250
(OCoLC)985682018
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Calvin L Warren
ISBN: 9780822371847 0822371847
OCLC Number: 1008764960
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 220 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: The free Black is nothing --
The question of Black being --
Outlawing --
Scientific horror --
Catachrestic fantasies --
Adieu to the human.
Responsibility: Calvin L. Warren.

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Calvin L. Warren intervenes in Afro-pessimism, Heideggerian metaphysics, and black humanist philosophy, illustrating how blacks embody a metaphysical nothing while showing how this nothingness  Read more...

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