Very Little-- Almost Nothing: Death, Philosophy, Literature

Routledge (2004)
Abstract
Very Little ... Almost Nothing puts the question of the meaning of life back at the center 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. For 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
Keywords Philosophy, Modern  Literature, Modern History and criticism  Nihilism  Death
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Call number B791.C75 2004
ISBN(s) 0415340489   9780415340489   0415340497
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