Prophets of Extremity
Nietzsche, Heidegger, Foucault, Derrida
By (author) Allan Megill
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Prophets of Extremity by Allan Megill
Book DescriptionIn 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 DetailsISBN: 9780520060289
(229mm x 152mm x 31mm)
Imprint: University of California Press
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish Date: 22-May-1987
Country of Publication: United States
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Historians have chronicled language, madness, gender, and sexuality and have experimented with fresh forms of presentation. This work suggests that there is confusion among historians about what counts as a justified account of the past. It dispels some of the confusion, and also discusses issues of narrative, objectivity, and memory.
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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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