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The Resource All for nothing : Hamlet's negativity, Andrew Cutrofello

All for nothing : Hamlet's negativity, Andrew Cutrofello

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All for nothing : Hamlet's negativity
Title
All for nothing
Title remainder
Hamlet's negativity
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Cutrofello
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
A specter is haunting philosophy -- the specter of Hamlet. Why is this? Wherefore? What should we do? Entering from stage left: the philosopher's Hamlet. The philosopher's Hamlet is a conceptual character, played by philosophers rather than actors. He performs not in the theater but within the space of philosophical positions. In All for Nothing, Andrew Cutrofello critically examines the performance history of this unique role. The philosopher's Hamlet personifies negativity. In Shakespeare's play, Hamlet's speech and action are characteristically negative; he is the melancholy Dane. Most would agree that he has nothing to be cheerful about. Philosophers have taken Hamlet to embody specific forms of negativity that first came into view in modernity. What the figure of the Sophist represented for Plato, Hamlet has represented for modern philosophers. Cutrofello analyzes five aspects of Hamlet's negativity: his melancholy, negative faith, nihilism, tarrying (which Cutrofello distinguishes from "delaying"), and nonexistence. Along the way, we meet Hamlet in the texts of Kant, Coleridge, Hegel, Marx, Schopenhauer, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Freud, Russell, Wittgenstein, Heidegger, Benjamin, Arendt, Schmitt, Lacan, Deleuze, Foucault, Derrida, Badiou, Žižek, and other philosophers. Whirling across a kingdom of infinite space, the philosopher's Hamlet is nothing if not thought-provoking. --Provided by publisher
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DLC
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1961-
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Cutrofello, Andrew
Dewey number
822.3/3
Index
index present
LC call number
PR2807
LC item number
.C88 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Short circuits
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  • Shakespeare, William
  • Hamlet
  • Literature
  • Hamlet (Legendary character)
  • Literature
Label
All for nothing : Hamlet's negativity, Andrew Cutrofello
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: how to philosophize with a Hamlet -- Hamlet's melancholy -- Hamlet's negative faith -- Hamlet's nihilism -- Hamlet's tarrying -- Hamlet's nonexistence -- Epilogue: determinate negation and its objective correlative
Control code
878501855
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiii, 226 pages
Isbn
9780262526340
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013046625
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)878501855
Label
All for nothing : Hamlet's negativity, Andrew Cutrofello
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: how to philosophize with a Hamlet -- Hamlet's melancholy -- Hamlet's negative faith -- Hamlet's nihilism -- Hamlet's tarrying -- Hamlet's nonexistence -- Epilogue: determinate negation and its objective correlative
Control code
878501855
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiii, 226 pages
Isbn
9780262526340
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013046625
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)878501855

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