Nihilism in Postmodernity

Lyotard, Baudrillard, Vattimo

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    Abstract

    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationAurora, Colo.
    PublisherThe Davies Group
    Number of pages324
    ISBN (Electronic)9781935790815
    ISBN (Print)1934542083, 9781934542088
    Publication statusPublished - 2009

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    Postmodernity
    Nihilism
    Jean Baudrillard
    Existentialist
    Contingency
    Friedrich Nietzsche
    Philosophical Traditions
    Thinkers
    Martin Heidegger
    Postmodernism

    Keywords

    • Nihilism
    • Postmodernity
    • Lyotard, Jean-Francois
    • Baudrillard, Jean
    • Vattimo, Gianni

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    Woodward, Ashley. / Nihilism in Postmodernity : Lyotard, Baudrillard, Vattimo . Aurora, Colo. : The Davies Group, 2009. 324 p.
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    Woodward A. Nihilism in Postmodernity: Lyotard, Baudrillard, Vattimo . Aurora, Colo.: The Davies Group, 2009. 324 p.