New PDF release: All for Nothing: Hamlet's Negativity (Short Circuits)

By Andrew Cutrofello

A specter is haunting philosophy -- the threat of Hamlet. Why is that this? Wherefore? What may still we do?Entering from degree left: the philosopher's Hamlet. The philosopher's Hamlet is a conceptual personality, performed by way of philosophers instead of actors. He plays now not within the theater yet in the area of philosophical positions. In thinking about not anything, Andrew Cutrofello significantly examines the functionality background of this designated function. The philosopher's Hamlet personifies negativity. In Shakespeare's play, Hamlet's speech and motion are usually damaging; he's the depression Dane. so much may agree that he has not anything to be pleased approximately. Philosophers have taken Hamlet to embrace particular types of negativity that first got here into view in modernity. What the determine of the Sophist represented for Plato, Hamlet has represented for contemporary philosophers. Cutrofello analyzes 5 elements of Hamlet's negativity: his depression, destructive religion, nihilism, tarrying (which Cutrofello distinguishes from "delaying"), and nonexistence. alongside the way in which, we meet Hamlet within the texts of Kant, Coleridge, Hegel, Marx, Schopenhauer, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Freud, Russell, Wittgenstein, Heidegger, Benjamin, Arendt, Schmitt, Lacan, Deleuze, Foucault, Derrida, Badiou, Žižek, and different philosophers. Whirling throughout a country of endless house, the philosopher's Hamlet is not anything if now not thought-provoking.

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