Nihil Unbound Naturalism and Anti-Phenomenological Realism, by Brassier, Ray
- ISBN: 9780230522046 | 0230522041
- Cover: Hardcover
- Copyright: 12/15/2007
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Where much contemporary philosophy seeks to stave off the "threat" of nihilism by safeguarding the experience of meaning-characterized as the defining feature of human existence-from the Enlightenment logic of disenchantment, this book attempts to push nihilism to its ultimate conclusion by forging a link between revisionary naturalism in Anglo-American philosophy and anti-phenomenological realism in recent French philosophy. Contrary to an emerging "post-analytic" consensus which would bridge the analytic-continental divide by uniting Heidegger and Wittgenstein against the twin perils of scientism and skepticism, this book short-circuits both traditions by plugging eliminative materialism directly into speculative realism.