Very Little ... Almost Nothing: Death, Philosophy and Literature - Warwick Studies in European Philosophy (Hardback)Simon Critchley (author)
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Very Little ... Almost Nothing puts the question of the meaning of life back at the centre of intellectual debate. Its central concern is how we can find a meaning to human finitude without recourse to anything that transcends that finitude. A profound but secular meditation on the theme of death, Critchley traces the idea of nihilism through Blanchot, Levinas, Jena Romanticism and Cavell, culminating in a reading of Beckett, in many ways the hero of the book.
In this second edition, Simon Critchley has added a revealing and extended new preface, and a new chapter on Wallace Stevens which reflects on the idea of poetry as philosophy.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 454 g
Dimensions: 216 x 138 x 26 mm
Edition: 2nd New edition
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