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The Resource The essence of nihilism, Emanuele Severino ; translated by Giacomo Donis ; edited by Ines Testoni and Alessandro Carrera

The essence of nihilism, Emanuele Severino ; translated by Giacomo Donis ; edited by Ines Testoni and Alessandro Carrera

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The essence of nihilism
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The essence of nihilism
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Emanuele Severino ; translated by Giacomo Donis ; edited by Ines Testoni and Alessandro Carrera
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Between 1961 and 1970, Emanuele Severino was subjected to a thorough investigation by the Vatican Inquisition. The “fundamental incompatibility” identified between his thought and Christian doctrine ejected him from his position as Professor of Philosophy at the Catholic University in Milan. The Essence of Nihilism, published in 1972, was the first book to follow his expulsion, and it established Severino’s preeminent position within the the constellation of contemporary philosophy. In this groundbreaking and classic book now for the first time available in English Severino reinterprets the history of Western philosophy as the unfolding of "the greatest folly," that is, of the belief that “things come out of nothing and fall back into nothing.” According to Severino, such a typically Western understanding of reality has resulted in a conviction that there is a radical “nothingness” to existence. In turn, this justifies the treatment of the world as an object of exploitation, degradation and destruction. To move beyond Western nihilism, suggests Severino, we must first of all “return to Parmenides.” Joining forces with the most venerable of Greek philosophers, Severino confutes nihilism’s "path of night", and develops a new philosophy grounded on the principle of the eternity of reality and of every single existent thing. --
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Severino, Emanuele
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  • Donis, Giacomo
  • Testoni, Ines
  • Carrera, Alessandro
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Nihilism (Philosophy)
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The essence of nihilism, Emanuele Severino ; translated by Giacomo Donis ; edited by Ines Testoni and Alessandro Carrera
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The structure of western history and the supersession of the alienated critique of alienation -- Returning to Parmenides -- Returning to Parmenides (postscript) -- The path of day -- The earth and the essence of man -- On the meaning of the death of God -- Alienation and the salvation of truth -- Aletheia -- Concluding remark
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25 cm
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English-language edition.
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xxvi, 358 pages
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9781784786113
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2016033164
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(OCoLC)953918938
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The essence of nihilism, Emanuele Severino ; translated by Giacomo Donis ; edited by Ines Testoni and Alessandro Carrera
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
The structure of western history and the supersession of the alienated critique of alienation -- Returning to Parmenides -- Returning to Parmenides (postscript) -- The path of day -- The earth and the essence of man -- On the meaning of the death of God -- Alienation and the salvation of truth -- Aletheia -- Concluding remark
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ocn953918938
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
English-language edition.
Extent
xxvi, 358 pages
Isbn
9781784786113
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2016033164
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
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(OCoLC)953918938

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