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By Andrew Cutrofello

A specter is haunting philosophy -- the threat of Hamlet. Why is that this? Wherefore? What may still we do?Entering from level left: the philosopher's Hamlet. The philosopher's Hamlet is a conceptual personality, performed through philosophers instead of actors. He plays no longer within the theater yet in the house of philosophical positions. In inquisitive about not anything, Andrew Cutrofello significantly examines the functionality heritage of this precise function. The philosopher's Hamlet personifies negativity. In Shakespeare's play, Hamlet's speech and motion are routinely destructive; he's the depression Dane. such a lot might agree that he has not anything to be joyful approximately. Philosophers have taken Hamlet to include particular varieties of negativity that first got here into view in modernity. What the determine of the Sophist represented for Plato, Hamlet has represented for contemporary philosophers. Cutrofello analyzes 5 elements of Hamlet's negativity: his depression, unfavorable religion, nihilism, tarrying (which Cutrofello distinguishes from "delaying"), and nonexistence. alongside the best way, we meet Hamlet within the texts of Kant, Coleridge, Hegel, Marx, Schopenhauer, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Freud, Russell, Wittgenstein, Heidegger, Benjamin, Arendt, Schmitt, Lacan, Deleuze, Foucault, Derrida, Badiou, Žižek, and different philosophers. Whirling throughout a state of endless area, the philosopher's Hamlet is not anything if now not thought-provoking.

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