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Introduction: The Idea of a Moral Theory of International Law

Allen Buchanan

in Justice, Legitimacy, and Self-Determination: Moral Foundations for International Law

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780198295358
eISBN:
9780191600982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198295359.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Explains why a moral theory of international law is needed, refutes several prominent views that purport to rule out the possibility of such a theory, sets out the criteria that the needed theory ... More


Cinematic Nihilism: Encounters, Confrontations, Overcomings

John Marmysz

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474424561
eISBN:
9781474438421
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474424561.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Exposing and illustrating how an ongoing engagement with nihilistic alienation may contribute to – rather than detract from – the value of life, this book both challenges and builds upon past ... More


Modernity and Its Discontents: Making and Unmaking the Bourgeois from Machiavelli to Bellow

Steven B. Smith

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300198393
eISBN:
9780300220988
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300198393.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

In this book, Steven Smith examines modernity as the site of a unique type of human being entirely unknown to the ancient and medieval worlds that is called the bourgeois. The characteristics and ... More


Kropotkin: Reviewing the Classical Anarchist Tradition

Ruth Kinna

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780748642298
eISBN:
9781474418690
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748642298.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This book is designed to remove Peter Kropotkin from the framework of classical anarchism. By focusing attention on his theory of mutual aid, it argues that the classical framing distorts Kropotkin's ... More


Lyotard and the Inhuman Condition: Reflections on Nihilism, Information and Art

Ashley Woodward

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748697243
eISBN:
9781474418669
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748697243.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book offers an incisive argument for the contemporary importance of Lyotard in light of posthuman trends. Jean-Francois Lyotard was one of the leading French philosophers of his generation, ... More


On the Edge of the Negative: Badiou

Benjamin Noys

in The Persistence of the Negative: A Critique of Contemporary Continental Theory

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748638635
eISBN:
9780748671915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638635.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter re-reads the work of Alain Badiou as a probing of the problem of negativity. Tracing the history of Badiou’s political involvement in the radical Maoist formations of the 1970s suggests ... More


A Happy Blend: Isaiah’s Vision of Happiness (and Beyond)

Jacqueline Lapsley

in The Bible and the Pursuit of Happiness: What the Old and New Testaments Teach Us about the Good Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199795734
eISBN:
9780199979691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199795734.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter focuses on the book of Isaiah as one example of how the prophets treat the theme of happiness. She discerns an overall emphasis on flourishing—what Aristotle called eudaimonia—as opposed ... More


The Apocalyptic Imagination: Nietzsche, Sorel, Schmitt

Steven B. Smith

in Modernity and Its Discontents: Making and Unmaking the Bourgeois from Machiavelli to Bellow

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300198393
eISBN:
9780300220988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300198393.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Modernity has always carried the seeds of the counter-revolution. The counter-revolution was not intended to be a conservative restoration of the old regime. It was an apocalyptic scenario that ... More


The Nietzsche Effect

Gianni Vattimo

in Of Reality: The Purposes of Philosophy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231166966
eISBN:
9780231536578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231166966.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Vattimo “makes use” of Nietzsche’s works to interpret our present political and philosophical situation.


The Temptation of Realism

Gianni Vattimo

in Of Reality: The Purposes of Philosophy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231166966
eISBN:
9780231536578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231166966.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Vattimo discusses our societal desire to embrace the current reality of the world, neglecting historical interpretation and future possibility.


Nihilism

Ruth Kinna

in Kropotkin: Reviewing the Classical Anarchist Tradition

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780748642298
eISBN:
9781474418690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748642298.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter examines Kropotkin's understanding of nihilism and uses his sympathetic account of the Russian movement to re-consider his approach to science. It shows how Kropotkin approached nihilism ... More


Nihilistic Postmodernisms

Catherine Constable

in Postmodernism and Film: Rethinking Hollywood's Aesthestics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780231174558
eISBN:
9780231850834
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174558.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Chapter two addresses the work of Friedrich Nietzsche, specifically Thus Spoke Zarathustra, in order to set up the key differences between nihilism and affirmation that underpin the rest of the ... More


Conclusion: The Fine Game of Nil 1

Thaddeus Metz

in Meaning in Life

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199599318
eISBN:
9780191747632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599318.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Moral Philosophy

Up to this point, the book had provisionally accepted the claim that some lives have meaning in them. The last chapter aims to confirm that some people’s lives do, contra nihilists or pessimists who ... More


Metaphysics, Christianity, and the “Death of God” in Heidegger’s Black Notebooks (1931–1941)

Holger Zaborowski

in Reading Heidegger's Black Notebooks 1931-1941

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262034012
eISBN:
9780262334631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034012.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This essays focuses on Heidegger’s relation to Christianity in the Black Notebooks and shows to what extent Heidegger interprets Christianity and what he considers its crisis after the death of God ... More


Thinking the Oblivion of Thinking: The Unfolding of Machenschaft and Rechnung in the Time of the Black Notebooks

Nancy A. Weston

in Reading Heidegger's Black Notebooks 1931-1941

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262034012
eISBN:
9780262334631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034012.003.0018
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

The newly-available notebooks kept by Heidegger in the 1930s reveal a sustained effort to comprehend the ground, essence, and provenance of the events of that catastrophic decade, bringing sobering ... More


Scotland as a Site of Nihilistic Sacrifice

John Marmysz

in Cinematic Nihilism: Encounters, Confrontations, Overcomings

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474424561
eISBN:
9781474438421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474424561.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In this chapter, the films The Wicker Man, Breaking the Waves, and NEDs are shown to illustrate Nietzsche’s stages of sacrifice leading toward total nihilism. These stages consist of the literal ... More


From <i>Night</i> to <i>Survival</i>: Nihilism and the Living Dead

John Marmysz

in Cinematic Nihilism: Encounters, Confrontations, Overcomings

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474424561
eISBN:
9781474438421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474424561.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter scrutinizes the structure of George Romero’s Living Dead films in light of Friedrich Nietzsche’s distinction between passive and active nihilism. The films analysed include Night of the ... More


The Lure of the Mob: Cinematic Depictions of Skinhead Authenticity

John Marmysz

in Cinematic Nihilism: Encounters, Confrontations, Overcomings

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474424561
eISBN:
9781474438421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474424561.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter focuses on films featuring neo-Nazi skinheads. The films Romper Stomper, American History X, and The Believer are examined and found to contain examples of characters who, despite their ... More


Cultural Change and Nihilism in the <i>Rollerball</i> Films

John Marmysz

in Cinematic Nihilism: Encounters, Confrontations, Overcomings

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474424561
eISBN:
9781474438421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474424561.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter contrasts the original, 1975 version of Rollerball with the 2001 remake. Whereas the original version of the film features a hero who dooms himself to a tragic end by actively, yet ... More


The Abject Self: Apocalyptic Consequences of Self-discovery in <i>Fight Club</i>

John Marmysz

in Cinematic Nihilism: Encounters, Confrontations, Overcomings

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474424561
eISBN:
9781474438421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474424561.003.0011
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines both the book and the film Fight Club, considering the main character’s quest for self-discovery in light of Sigmund Freud’s observations from Civilization and Its Discontents. ... More


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