Evil Spirits: Nihilism and the Fate of Modernity

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Gary Banham, Charlie Blake
Manchester University Press, 2000 - 228 pages
Incorporating a diversity of approaches from a variety of disciplines, this book provides a major reassessment of the question of nihilism in modernity and interrogates this through the growing interest in angels and demons in contemporary philosophy. The collection examines the uncanny return of angelic and demonic principles in current cultural production and thinking and aims to show that the repression of thought about spiritual entities at the onset of modernity is linked to the appearance of a new form of evil that manifests itself through nihilism.
 

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Contents

epistemotopology of the demon
22
The God of Evil Alphonso Lingis
40
Nietzsches demonic nihilism Jill Marsden
72
inverts and their dogs Diane Morgan
89
Deleuze and the threat of demonic nihilism James Williams
107
learning to live with death
124
Freuds spectres Antony Easthope
146
the primitive ontology of Heideggers
165
Hegel Blake and the advent
195
Index
223
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Gary Banham is Lecturer in Philosophy at Bolton Institute of Higher Education.

Charlie Blake is Lecturer in English and Cultural Studies at University College, Northampton.

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