Essays at the End of the Age: The Death of Nihilism and the Rebirth of Truth and Beauty  -     By: Jay Trott
Buy Item $10.45 Retail: $19.00 Save 45% ($8.55) Add To Cart
Add To Wishlist

Essays at the End of the Age: The Death of Nihilism and the Rebirth of Truth and Beauty

Wipf & Stock / 2007 / Paperback

$10.45 (CBD Price)
|
Retail: $19.00
|
Save 45% ($8.55)
Availability: In Stock
CBD Stock No: WW350573

Current Promotions

Product Description

Essays at the End of the Age examines the rise and fall of nihilism in the context of the cycles of intellectual history and suggests ways to go beyond it.
The modern era began with Descartes and the attempt to use the cogito to obtain a clear understanding of transcendent being. Unfortunately, the cogito led to nothingness through its resistance to constructs of "being." Then Kant attempted to synthesize nothingness with being in the transcendental aesthetic, with mixed results. Finally, Nietzsche used the power of nothingness itself (or nihilism) to negate any concept of being for the sake of the will to poweBut nihilism led to the same nothingness as the cogito did, since nihilism, too, was based on resistance. The limitations of the superman became evident through the art and culture that reflected his negative ideal of absolute resistance to "the good"--and yet nihilism also indicates the end of philosophy and its attempt to describe transcendent value and the good of happiness. The superman is dead, and philosophy appears to be dead as well.
The question now is whether it is possible to go beyond nihilism and find the identity, purpose, and meaning that the human spirit craves. Essays at the End of the Age uses illustrations from literature, music, science, and sacred texts to show why the superman failed to obtain happiness, and to point the way to a new mode of being.

Product Information

Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 156
Vendor: Wipf & Stock
Publication Date: 2007
Dimensions: 9.00 X 6 (inches)
ISBN: 1556350570
ISBN-13: 9781556350573
Availability: In Stock

Product Reviews

Be the first to write a review!

Ask Christianbook

Back
×

Ask Christianbook

What would you like to know about this product? Please enter your name, your email and your question regarding the product in the fields below, and we'll answer you in the next 24-48 hours.

If you need immediate assistance regarding this product or any other, please call 1-800-CHRISTIAN to speak directly with a customer service representative.

Find Related Products

Author/Artist Review

Start A New Search