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By Andrew Cutrofello

A specter is haunting philosophy -- the threat of Hamlet. Why is that this? Wherefore? What should still we do?Entering from degree 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 interested by not anything, Andrew Cutrofello severely examines the functionality heritage of this exact function. The philosopher's Hamlet personifies negativity. In Shakespeare's play, Hamlet's speech and motion are typically damaging; he's the depression Dane. such a lot may agree that he has not anything to be pleased approximately. Philosophers have taken Hamlet to embrace particular sorts 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 facets of Hamlet's negativity: his depression, destructive religion, nihilism, tarrying (which Cutrofello distinguishes from "delaying"), and nonexistence. alongside the way in which, 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 countless area, the philosopher's Hamlet is not anything if no longer thought-provoking.

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