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Verwindung nihilizma Đanija Vatima
Gianni Vattimo’s Verwindung of Nihilism

Author(s): Nemanja Mićić
Subject(s): Metaphysics, Epistemology, Contemporary Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Hermeneutics, Ontology
Published by: Филозофски факултет, Универзитет у Новом Саду
Keywords: Vattimo; nihilism; Verwindung; Andenken; ontology; hermeneutics; postmodernism;

Summary/Abstract: Nihilism can no longer be regarded solely as an individual roadblock (problem of self); instead of that, it must be considered as a political problem (in terms of polis, understood as a society or community). Vattimo is most interested in examining how far can we go with positive nihilism, after Nietzsche and Heidegger; that is, where the presumed positive aspects of nihilism could lead us, after we have recognized (with Nietzschean figure of “perfect nihilist”) that nihilism is our only chance. We will also see in which way Vattimo responded to the questions of crisis of metaphysics, mind, subject, conceptions of Humanism and the Enlightenment – the ideas which are not so easy to abandon in a manner of an old wardrobe.

  • Issue Year: 2014
  • Issue No: 22
  • Page Range: 207-220
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Serbian