Specter of the Absurd: Sources and Criticisms of Modern Nihilism

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This book is our century's most comprehensive and wise treatment of nihilism in all of its guises, comparing favorably with Rosen, Cavell, and indeed with Spengler. Crosby argues that our culture is genuinely haunted by nihilism expressing itself in the fideism of fundamentalism as well as in the debilitating alienation from all orientation. This results from a one-sided development of Western culture. Unlike most writers on this topic, Crosby acknowledges many sources colluding to frame the culture of nihilism, including ...

The Specter of the Absurd: Sources and Criticisms of Modern Nihilism 1988, State University of New York Press, Albany, NY

ISBN-13: 9780887067198

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Specter of the Absurd: Sources and Criticisms of Modern Nihilism 1988, State University of New York Press, Albany, NY

ISBN-13: 9780887067204

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