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Infinite Resignation
Infinite Resignation
On Pessimism
Comprised of aphorisms, fragments, and observations both philosophical and personal, Thacker's new book traces the contours of pessimism, caught as it often is between a philosophical position and a bad attitude. Reflecting on the universe's ''looming abyss of indifference,'' Thacker explores the pessimism of a range of philosophers, from the well-known (Nietzsche, Schopenhauer, Camus), to the lesser-known (E.M. Cioran, Lev Shestov, Miguel de Unamuno). Readers will find food for thought in Thacker's handling of a range of themes in Christianity and Buddhism, as well as his engagement with literary figures (from Dostoevsky to Thomas Bernhard, Osamu Dazai, and Fernando Pessoa), whose pessimism about the world both inspires and depresses Thacker. By turns melancholic, misanthropic, and darkly funny, (''Birth is a metaphysical injury - healing takes time - the span of one's life''), many will find Infinite Resignation a welcome antidote to the exuberant imbecility of our times.
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US$ 24.99



Book Author
Eugene Thacker
Genre Philosophy
Binding
PERFECT BINDING (PAPERBACK)
ISBN
9780369330307
Publisher
Watkins Publishing
Approximate delivery

10 - 15 Days (?)

Publication Date
05-Dec-2019