An Introduction to Anti-Philosophy

An Introduction to Anti-Philosophy

Boris Groys

Philosophy is supposedly a search for truth, yet it has tended to accumulate a compendium of contradictory truths. In the 19th century, radical thinkers like Marx, Nietzsche and Kierkegaard dared to break away from this restricting tradition and took a radically different approach: they no longer dissected the truths of their forebears, but instead asserted their own with absolute certainty. With this, anti-philosophy was born – which, in the view of Boris Groys, defines our contemporary understanding of truth. His portraits of the most significant anti-philosophers represent the first ever attempt to place this type of thinking in a linear context: from Kierkegaard to Heidegger and all the way to Derrida. This is a unique book; as well as chronicling the history of anti-philosophy, it is also a guide to cutting-edge thinking.

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An Introduction to Anti-Philosophy

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