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作者 Rojtman, Betty, author
書名 The fascination with death in contemporary French thought : a longing for the abyss / by Betty Rojtman
出版項 Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan, 2020
國際標準書號 9783030473228 (electronic bk.)
9783030473211 (paper)
國際標準號碼 10.1007/978-3-030-47322-8 doi
book jacket
說明 1 online resource (x, 145 pages) : digital ; 22 cm
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
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附註 1. Introduction -- 2. Human Death -- 3. A Pernicious Joy -- 4. An Absolute Renunciation -- 5. The Desire for Indifference -- 6. Beyond Ate -- 7. The Fluidity of Being -- 8. Conclusion
This book analyses a cultural phenomenon that goes to the very roots of Western civilization: the centrality of death in our sense of human existence. It does so through a close reading of seminal works by the most creative authors of modern French thought, such as Maurice Blanchot, Jacques Lacan, and Jacques Derrida. These works encode an entire ethics of postmodernism. Betty Rojtman offers the reader a prism through which to see anew the key issues of the twentieth century: tragedy, finitude, nothingness-but also contestation, liberty, and sovereignty. Little by little we understand that this fascination with death may be just the other side of humankind's great protest, its thirst for the infinite and its desire to be. Finally, Rojtman tries to offer another view on these fundamental questions by shifting to a parallel cultural reference: Kabbalah
Host Item Springer Nature eBook
主題 Death
Death in literature
Death -- Moral and ethical aspects
Philosophy of Man
European Literature
Psychoanalysis
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