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Prophets of Extremity: Nietzsche, Heidegger, Foucault, Derrida,9780520060289

Prophets of Extremity: Nietzsche, Heidegger, Foucault, Derrida

Edition: Reprint
Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 6/1/1987
Publisher(s): Ingram Pub Services
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In this book, the author presents an interpretation of four thinkers: Nietzsche, Heidegger, Foucault, and Derrida. In an attempt to place these thinkers within the wider context of the crisis-oriented modernism and postmodernism that have been the source of much of what is most original and creative in twentieth-century art and thought.

Table of Contents

Preface Key to Abbreviations Introduction
Friedrich Nietzsche as Aestheticist
Nietzsche and the Aesthetic
Nietzsche and Myth
Martin Heidegger and the Idealism of Nostalgia
Heidegger and Crisis
Heidegger's Aestheticism
Michel Foucalt and the Activism of Discourse
Foucault and Structuralism
Beyond Structuralism
On the Meaning of Jacques Derrida
The Deconstruction of Crisis
The Deconstruction of Art
Notes A Note on Texts
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