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Very Little-- Almost Nothing: Death, Philosophy, Literature
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Routledge
Publication date July 1, 2004
Pages 276
Binding Paperback
Edition 2
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780415340496
ISBN-10 0415340497
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.75 by 8.50 in.
Weight 0.75 lbs.
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $46.95
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Very Little ... Almost Nothing puts the question of the meaning of life back at the centre of intellectual debate. Its central concern is how we can find a meaning to human finitude without recourse to anything that transcends that finitude. A profound but secular meditation on the theme of death, Critchley traces the idea of nihilism through Blanchot, Levinas, Jena Romanticism and Cavell, culminating in a reading of Beckett, in many ways the hero of the book. 
In this second edition, Simon Critchley has added a revealing and extended new preface, and a new chapter on Wallace Stevens which reflects on the idea of poetry as philosophy.



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2 edition from Routledge (July 1, 2004)
9780415340496 | details & prices | 276 pages | 5.75 × 8.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.75 lbs | List price $46.95
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About: The 'death of man', the 'end of history' and even philosophy are strong and troubling currents running through contemporary debates.

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