Albert Camus As Political Thinker: Nihilisms and the Politics of Contempt

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bySamantha Novello

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An intense genealogical reconstruction of Camus's political thinking challenging the philosophical import of his writings as providing an alternative, aesthetic understanding of politics, political action and freedom outside and against the nihilistic categories of modern political philosophy and the contemporary politics of contempt and terrorisms

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An intense genealogical reconstruction of Camus's political thinking challenging the philosophical import of his writings as providing an alternative, aesthetic understanding of politics, political action and freedom outside and against the nihilistic categories of modern political philosophy and the contemporary politics of contempt a...

SAMANTHA NOVELLO is a Teacher of Philosophy and Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Torino, Italy. She is co-editor of the new edition of Albert Camus's complete works in the Bibliothèque de la Pliéiade (Gallimard).
Format:PerfectDimensions:193 pages, 8.5 × 5.7 × 0.7 inPublished:November 15, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230240984

ISBN - 13:9780230240988

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Note on the Texts and Abbreviations
Introduction: An 'Untimely' Political Thought for Serious Times
The Twentieth Century Politics of Contempt
'Undisguised Influences'
Tragic Beginnings
An Artist's Point of View
Commencement of Freedom
The Absurd and Power
Conclusion: Between Sade and the Dandy
Notes
Bibliography
Index