Nihilism in Postmodernity

The Davies Group (2009)
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Nihilism in Postmodernity is an exploration of the nature of the problem of meaninglessness in the contemporary world through the philosophical traditions of nihilism and postmodernism. The author traces the advent of modern nihilism in the works of Nietzsche, Sartre, and Heidegger, before detailing the postmodern transformation of nihilism in the works of three major postmodern thinkers: Lyotard, Baudrillard, and Vattimo. He presents a qualified defense of their positions, arguing that while there is much under-appreciated value in their responses to nihilism, they fail to address adequately the problem of contingency in contemporary life. Drawing on the critical encounters with nihilism in both existentialist and postmodern traditions, the author concludes by staking out future directions for combating meaninglessness.
Keywords Nihilism  Postmodernism  Lyotard, Jean-Francois  Baudrillard, Jean  Vattimo, Gianni  Nietzsche, Friedrich  Heidegger, Martin  Sartre, Jean-Paul
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