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After Finitude : An Essay on the Necessity of Contingency,9781441173836

After Finitude : An Essay on the Necessity of Contingency

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1st
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9781441173836

ISBN10:
1441173838
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/5/2010
Publisher(s):
Bloomsbury Academic
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Summary

Quentin Meillassoux's remarkable debut makes a strikingly original contribution to contemporary French philosophy and is set to have a significant impact on the future of continental philosophy. Written in a style that marries great clarity of expression with argumentative rigour, After Finitude provide bold readings of the history of philosophy and sets out a devastating critique of the unavowed fideism at the heart of post-Kantian philosophy.

Author Biography

Author Quentin Meillassoux teaches Philosophy at the cole Normale Suprieure in Paris, France. Ray Brassier is Research Fellow at the Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy, Middlesex University, UK. Alain Badiou teaches at the cole Normale Suprieure and at the Collge International de Philosophie in Paris, France. In addition to several novels, plays and political essays, he has published a number of major philosophical works.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. vi
Ancestralityp. 1
Metaphysics, Fideism, Speculationp. 28
The Principle of Factialityp. 50
Hume's Problemp. 82
Ptolemy's Revengep. 112
Notesp. 129
Bibliographyp. 139
Index of conceptsp. 143
Index of namesp. 147
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