Nihil Unbound: Enlightenment and Extinction

Paperback | March 15, 2010

byRay Brassier

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This book pushes nihilism to its ultimate conclusion by linking revisionary naturalism in Anglo-American philosophy with anti-phenomenological realism in French philosophy. Contrary to the 'post-analytic' consensus uniting Heidegger and Wittgenstein against scientism and scepticism, this book links eliminative materialism and speculative realism.

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This book pushes nihilism to its ultimate conclusion by linking revisionary naturalism in Anglo-American philosophy with anti-phenomenological realism in French philosophy. Contrary to the 'post-analytic' consensus uniting Heidegger and Wittgenstein against scientism and scepticism, this book links eliminative materialism and speculati...

RAY BRASSIER is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the American University of Beirut, Lebanon.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:275 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.65 inPublished:March 15, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:023052205X

ISBN - 13:9780230522053

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Table of Contents

Preface
PART I: DESTROYING THE MANIFEST IMAGE
The Apoptosis of Belief
The Thanatosis of Enlightenment
The Enigma of Realism
PART II: THE ANATOMY OF NEGATION
Unbinding the Void
Being-Nothing
PART III: THE END OF TIME
The Pure and Empty Form of Death
The Truth of Extinction
Notes
Bibliography
Index of Names
Index of Subjects