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The politics of nihilism politics of nihilism :
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LCC: HX828 .P655 2014 (Source: dlc)
DDC: 320.9569401 full (Assigner: dlc)
PHI030000 (Source: bisacsh)
PHI019000 (Source: bisacsh)
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Lccn: 2014011169
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"Contemporary politics is faced, on the one hand, with political stagnation and lack of a progressive vision on the side of formal, institutional politics, and, on the other, with various social movements that venture to challenge modern understandings of representation, participation,and democracy. Interestingly, both institutional and anti-institutional sides of this antagonism tend to accuse each other of "nihilism", namely, of mere oppositional destructiveness and failure to offer a constructive, positive alternative to the status quo. Nihilism seems, then, all engulfing. In order to better understand this political situation and ourselves within it, Nihilism and the State of Israel proposes a thorough theoretical examination of the concept of nihilism and its historical development followed by critical studies of Israeli politics and culture. The authors show that, rather than a mark of mutual opposition and despair, nihilism is a fruitful category for tracing and exploring the limits of political critique, rendering them less rigid and opening up a space of potentiality for thought, action, and creation"-- Provided by publisher.
Table Of Contents
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Introduction (Roy Ben-Shai and Nitzan Lebovic) Chapter 1 Nihilism as Stasis: A Plea for a New Hermeneutics of Exposure (Nitzan Lebovic) Chapter 2 Less than Nihilism (Luca Di Blasi) Chapter 3 Doing Nothing or Nothing Doing? (Michael Gillespie) Chapter 4 A Concept of Nihilism for the Coming End of the World (Adi Ophir) Chapter 5 Nihilism, Revolt, and the Spectacle (Bilent Diken) Chapter 6 The Epistemology of Nihilism in Otto Weininger's Sex and Character (Bettina Bergo) Chapter 7 In Sickness and in Health: Nietzsche, Amery and the "Moral Difference" (Roy Ben-Shai) Chapter 8 Nihilism and Repetition. Dahlia Ravikovitch's Reiterations as Critique (Liron Mor) Chapter 9 What is a "Manifestly Illegal" Order? Law and Politics after Yoram Kaniuk's Nevelot (Itamar Mann) Chapter 10 To Be at Home: Spaces of Citizenship in the Community Settlements of the Galilee (Fatina Abreek-Zubeidat and Ronen Ben-Arie)BibliographyIndex.
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Lebovic, Nitzan, 1970- , politics of nihilism
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Ben-Shai, Roy, politics of nihilism