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Modernism and nihilism

Shane Weller

Modernism and nihilism

by Shane Weller

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Published by Palgrave Macmillan in New York .
Written in English


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StatementShane Weller
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LC ClassificationsB791 .W45 2010
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
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Open LibraryOL24412680M
ISBN 109780230231047
LC Control Number2010034765

The first characteristic associated with modernism is nihilism, the rejection of all religious and moral principles as the only means of obtaining social progress. In other words, the modernists repudiated the moral codes of the society in which they were living in. The reason that they did so was not necessarily because they did not believe in. Nihilism holds a significant place in Modern art and literature and many masterpieces of the period expressed the idea of Nihilism. It is no wonder that the idea has its own influence on modern poetry as well. The poetry of four prominent modern poets- Robert Frost, W. B Yeats, T. S Eliot and Wallace Stevens- considered as the canonical figures of Modern literature; will be discussed in this.

  Some musings on what I think is a problem with writing in Hollywood - that movies are written by Nihilists that are unable to comprehend moral conflict, so strange stories get written as a . (b) Vattimo’s Nietzschean Nihilism. It is the central contention of Vattimo’s book The End of Modernity that the diverse theories of postmodernism only gain clarity and rigour when situated in relation to the philosophies of Nietzsche and Heidegger, particularly the nihilistic aspects of their thought (Vattimo ). Vattimo provides an.

  Book Review: Shane Weller: Modernism and Nihilism. Paul Bishop. Journal of European Studies 2 Book Review: Shane Weller: Modernism and Nihilism. Show all authors. Paul Bishop. Paul Bishop. See all articles by this author. Search Google Scholar for this author. First Published Book : Paul Bishop.   The postmodernism refers to the confused state of cultural developments that came into existence after modernism. As a matter of fact, the period after s is generally considered postmodern in nature. To be precise, postmodernism is construed as begun after There is a strong belief that modernism paved the way for postmodernism. In.


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Modernism and nihilism by Shane Weller Download PDF EPUB FB2

SHANE WELLER is Professor of Comparative Literature and Co-Director of the Centre for Modern European Literature at the University of Kent, UK. His publications include A Taste for the Negative: Beckett and Nihili sm (), Beckett, Literature, and the Ethics Modernism and nihilism book Alterity (), and Literature, Philosophy, Nihilism: The Uncanniest of Guests (Palgrave Macmillan, ).Cited by: 5.

Modernism and Nihilism th Edition by S. Weller (Author) out of 5 stars 2 ratings/5(2). At the heart of some of the most influential strands of philosophical, political, and aesthetic modernism lies the conviction that modernity is fundamentally nihilistic.

This book offers a wide-ranging critical history of the concept of nihilism from its origins in /5(8). At the heart of some of the most influential strands of philosophical, political, and aesthetic modernism lies the conviction that modernity is fundamentally nihilistic.

This book offers a wide-ranging critical history of the concept of nihilism from its origins in French Revolutionary discourse to its place in Modernism and nihilism book theorizations of the postmodern.

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Modernism and Nihilism by S. Weller,Palgrave Macmillan edition, hardcover Modernism and Nihilism ( edition) | Open Library. Modernism and nihilism. [Shane Weller] -- At the heart of some of the most influential strands of philosophical, political, and aesthetic modernism lies the conviction that modernity is fundamentally nihilistic.

Focusing on a wide range of philosophers and writers, from Nietzsche to Derrida and Flaubert to Borges, this book charts the history of the deployment of the concept of nihilism within the discourses of philosophical and aesthetic modernism and considers the similarities and differences between modernist and postmodernist approaches to : Palgrave Macmillan UK.

Focusing on a wide range of philosophers and writers, from Nietzsche to Derrida and Flaubert to Borges, this book charts the history of the deployment of the concept of nihilism within the discourses of philosophical and aesthetic modernism and considers the similarities and differences between modernist and postmodernist approaches to nihilism/5(8).

Focusing on a wide range of philosophers and writers, from Nietzsche to Derrida and Flaubert to Borges, this book charts the history of the deployment of the concept of nihilism within the discourses of philosophical and aesthetic modernism and considers the similarities and differences between modernist and postmodernist approaches to nihilism.

This book offers a wide-ranging critical history of the concept of nihilism from its origins in French Revolutionary discourse to its place in recent theorizations of the postmodern.

Modernism and nihilism. [Shane Weller] -- Focusing on a wide range of philosophers and writers, from Nietzsche to Derrida and Flaubert to Borges, this book charts the history of the deployment of the concept of nihilism within the discourses. Reconfiguring Nietzsche’s seminal impact on modernist literature and culture, this book presents a distinctive new reading of modernism by exploring his sustained philosophical engagement with nihilism and its inextricable tie to pain and : Palgrave Macmillan.

Buy Modernism and Nihilism by Shane Weller (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(2). Nihilism is one of the main topics of Deleuze's early book Nietzsche and Philosophy ().

There, Deleuze repeatedly interprets Nietzsche's nihilism as "the enterprise of denying life and depreciating existence". Nihilism thus defined is therefore not the denial of higher values, or the denial of meaning.

Cite this chapter as: Weller S. () Introduction: Modernity, Modernism, Nihilism. In: Modernism and Nihilism. Modernism and. Palgrave Macmillan, LondonAuthor: Shane Weller. A Beginner’s Guide to Nihilism Nihilism comes from the Latin word nihil, meaning ‘nothing’ or ‘not anything.’ It is commonly defined as the belief in nothing or a rejection of objective truth, social conventions, and moral meaning.

Buy Modernism and Nihilism by S. Weller (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(2). So I haven’t gone yet to promising-sounding books like Karen Carr’s The Banalization of Nihilism (), Eugene Rose’s Nihilism ().

But at least I have read all the works that I refer to. Nihilism, Modernism, and Value is for Michael Kirkham. The claustrophobic entanglements of the concept of nihilism are underscored in the book's last section, when Weller asks, ‘Is it possible to find [in aesthetic postmodernism] an escape from the modernity-modernism-nihilism complex?’ ().

One avenue of escape from this complex would be the particularizing of ‘nothing’, an idea that Author: Laurence Scott. Postmodernism is a rather vague term. It need not include moral nihilism. I would define “moral nihilism” as the view that it does not matter, morally, what we do. Postmodernism does not endorse this view, but rather questions the basis for our cl.

Modernism, in general, includes the activities and creations of those who felt the traditional forms of art, architecture, literature, religious faith, philosophy, social organization, activities of daily life, and sciences were becoming ill-fitted to their tasks and outdated in the new economic, social.

Nihilism, Modernism, and Value consists of three jargon-free lectures addressed to the general reader. It explores a variety of ways in which writers responded to the phenomenon of nihilism in the 19th and early 20th centuries, By "nihilism" here is meant a sense, at times paralyzing, of the instability and perhaps groundlessness of all values.5/5.Nihilism, Modernism, and Value consists of three jargon-free lectures addressed to the general reader.

It explores a variety of ways in which writers responded to the phenomenon of nihilism in the 19th and early 20th centuries, By "nihilism" here is meant a sense, at times paralyzing, of the instability and perhaps groundlessness of all values.