Prophets of Extremity by Allan Megill
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Prophets of Extremity
By Allan Megill

Prophets of Extremity

Nietzsche, Heidegger, Foucault, Derrida

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Prophets of Extremity by Allan Megill

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In this book, the author presents an interpretation of four thinkers: Nietzsche, Heidegger, Foucault, and Derrida. In an attempt to place these thinkers within the wider context of the crisis-oriented modernism and postmodernism that have been the source of much of what is most original and creative in twentieth-century art and thought.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780520060289
ISBN-10: 0520060288
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 31mm)
Pages: 423
Imprint: University of California Press
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish Date: 22-May-1987
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Allan Megill

Allan Megill is professor of history at the University of Virginia. He is the author of Prophets of Extremity: Nietzsche, Heidegger, Foucault, Derrida and Karl Marx: The Burden of Reason (Why Marx Rejected Politics and the Market), and editor of Rethinking Objectivity.

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