The End of Modernity: Nihilism and Hermeneutics in Post-modern Culture (Paperback)
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The End of Modernity: Nihilism and Hermeneutics in Post-modern Culture (Paperback)

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Paperback 256 Pages / Published: 01/11/1991
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Now available in paperback, this book provides an elegant analysis of the philosophical background to the post-modernity debate. Vattimo focuses on the work of Nietzsche and Heidegger and shows how their bitter criticisms of modern European thought prepared the way for more recent proclamations of the end of the modern era.

Vattimo pursues questions central to aesthetics and hermeneutic philosophy and sides with contemporary philosophers such as Gadamer and Rorty in rejecting the search for stable and transcendent foundations for knowledge. Going beyond their work he introduces the notions of 'weak thought' and 'weak ontology' which, he argues, offer a way of 'going beyond' metaphysics by curing philosophy of the modernist disease and by resituating questions of truth and being within the realm of human experience.

Publisher: Polity Press
ISBN: 9780745609713
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 320 g
Dimensions: 217 x 142 x 13 mm

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