9780230240988

Albert Camus as Political Thinker Nihilisms and the Politics of Contempt

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  • ISBN13:

    9780230240988

  • ISBN10:

    0230240984

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2010-11-15
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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Summary

An intensegenealogicalreconstruction of Camus#x19;s political thinking challenging the philosophical import of his writings as providing an alternative,aestheticunderstanding of politics, political action and freedom outside and against the nihilistic categories of modern political philosophy and the contemporarypolitics of contemptand terrorisms

Author Biography

Samantha Novello is a teacher of Philosophy and Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Turin, Italy. She is co-editor of the new edition of Albert Camus's complete works in the Bibliothque de la Pliade.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsp. viii
Note on the Texts and Abbreviationsp. ix
Introduction: An 'Untimely' Political Thought for Serious Timesp. 1
The Twentieth-Century Politics of Contemptp. 10
'Undisguised influences'p. 19
Tragic Beginningsp. 33
Mystic 'communion' with naturep. 38
An Artist's Point of Viewp. 58
Rethinking participation beyond political 'romanticism'p. 63
A stranger to the world of ressentimentp. 71
Commencement of Freedomp. 81
Sisyphus or happiness in Hellp. 86
Nothing is possible, everything is permittedp. 92
The Absurd and Powerp. 109
Combat with nihilismp. 122
Between Sade and the Dandy. Conclusionp. 131
Notesp. 148
Bibliographyp. 174
Indexp. 186
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