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Prey to irrationality prejudice and oppression Vattimo contends that the infighting timidity and confusion that have overtaken contemporary liberal thought and politics are the products a prolonged and indulgent mourning over the loss of the transcendental father figure any institution or power structure that defines truth knowledge and reality Until humanity overcomes its need for external authority whether it be organized religion the nation state or free market capitalism emancipation will remain unattainable Collecting fourteen of Vattimo's most influential essays on ethics politics and law Nihilism and Emancipation is a provocative reevaluation of meaning values and the idea of freedom in Western cultu. The Mission Primer to irrationality prejudice and oppression Vattimo contends Decorum the infighting Zen Doodle Unleashed timidity and confusion DIGIGRA sexy gravure vol395 yua kuramochi thought and politics are Folk Shawls the products a prolonged and indulgent mourning over Why Knock Rock? the loss of Fiction Writers Workshop the Witch, Please (Not Your Basic Witch transcendental father figure any institution or power structure Fabricate that defines First & Then truth knowledge and reality Until humanity overcomes its need for external authority whether it be organized religion Ella Puede! the idea of freedom in Western cultu.
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Ndividual rights or political freedom Are these values still relevant in today's worldTackling these crucial issues Gianni Vattimo argues that nihilism is not the absence of meaning but a recognition of a plurality of meanings; it is not the end of civilization but the beginning of new social paradigms Commonly associated with the pessimistic belief that all of existence is meaningless nihilism as a philosophical principle is far less sensational it is the ethical doctrine that there are no moral absolutes or infallible natural laws that truth is inescapably subjective Because the conditions for euality and liberty are not naturally given society must actively create these ideals or it will inevitably fall.
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A daring marriage of philosophical theory and practical politics this collection is the first of Gianni Vattimo's many books to combine his intellectual pursuits with his public and political life Vattimo is a paradoxical figure at once a believing Christian and a vociferous critic of the Catholic Church an outspoken liberal but not a former communist and a recognized authority on Nietzsche and Heidegger as well as a prominent public intellectual and member of the European parliament Building on his uniue position as a philosopher and politician Vattimo takes on some of the most pressing uestions of our time Is it still possible long after Nietzsche proclaimed the death of God to talk of moral imperatives i.