The End of Modernity: Nihilism and Hermeneutics in Post-Modern Culture

Polity Press in Association with B. Blackwell (1988)

Abstract

Gianni Vattimo reexamines the roots of modernism and postmodernism in Nietzsche, Benjamin, and Heidegger. Exploring the links between concepts of nihilism and destiny in nineteenth-century humanism, Vattimo follows these trends in aesthetic and scientific theory from Benjamin to Bloch, Ricoeur, and Kuhn.

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