Nihil Unbound: Naturalism and Anti-Phenomenological Realism
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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The Apoptosis of Belief
The Thanatosis of Enlightenment
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absolute Accordingly actual Adorno and Horkheimer affirmation Alain Badiou ancestral arche-fossil Badiou becomes being-nothing caesura claim cognitive concept consciousness constitutes contingency correlation correlationism correlationist critique Dasein death Deleuze Deleuze's determination difference Difference and Repetition disjunction distinction eliminativism empirical entity entropy enveloped eternal recurrence existence experience explication expression extensity extinction facticity fideism function fundamental harbours Hegel Heidegger Heidegger's hence Horkheimer 2002 human Idea ideal identity immanence implicated in-itself inconsistency individuation inexistence insists intellectual intuition intensive intensive quantities Kant Laruelle Laruelle's larval subject latter logical manifest image Meillassoux metaphysical mimesis multiplicity nature negation negentropic Nietzsche Nietzsche's nihilism non-philosophy object objectification ontological organic originary P. M. Churchland Paul Churchland phenomena phenomenological philosophy physical possibility pre-individual precisely insofar presentation principle priori psychic reality relation repetition representation scientific image Sellars sense spatio-temporal structure synthesis temporal theory thereby things thinking thought tion transcendence transcendental ultimate unilateral unobjectifiable