Nihil Unbound: Naturalism and Anti-Phenomenological Realism

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Palgrave Macmillan, Dec 15, 2007 - Philosophy - 256 pages
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Where much contemporary philosophy seeks to stave off the "threat" of nihilism by safeguarding the experience of meaning--characterized as the defining feature of human existence--from the Enlightenment logic of disenchantment, this book attempts to push nihilism to its ultimate conclusion by forging a link between revisionary naturalism in Anglo-American philosophy and anti-phenomenological realism in recent French philosophy. Contrary to an emerging "post-analytic" consensus which would bridge the analytic-continental divide by uniting Heidegger and Wittgenstein against the twin perils of scientism and skepticism, this book short-circuits both traditions by plugging eliminative materialism directly into speculative realism.

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i resist a lot of this particularly the writing style which is very MANSPLAINER COMING THROUGH but this also gave me so much to think about and vibrate on. particularly the phrase, "stellar corpses." also READ THIS WITH MELANCHOLIA you dark pony you. Read full review

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An essential text in the drive toward the development of a philosophy adequate to the reality disclosed by contemporary science, particularly physics and cosmology. Read full review


The Apoptosis of Belief
The Thanatosis of Enlightenment
The Enigma of Realism

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RAY BRASSIER is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Research for Modern European Philosophy, Middlesex University, London, UK.

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