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By Angelos Evangelou

ISBN-10: 3319570927

ISBN-13: 9783319570921

Drawing connections among insanity, philosophy and autobiography, this e-book addresses the query of ways Nietzsche's insanity may need affected his later works. It also explores why continental philosophy after Nietzsche is so desirous about insanity, and the way it (re)considers, (re)evaluates and (re)valorizes insanity. to respond to those questions, the booklet analyzes the paintings of 3 significant figures in twentieth-century French philosophy who have been considerably inspired by way of Nietzsche: Bataille, Foucault and Derrida, studying the ways that their responses to Nietzsche’s insanity make sure how they comprehend philosophy in addition to philosophy’s relation to insanity. For those philosophers, posing the query approximately insanity renders the philosophical topic susceptible and implicates it in a nation of accountability in the direction of that approximately which it asks. Out of this research in their engagement with the query of insanity emerges a brand new notion of 'autobiographical philosophy', which involves the insertion of this weak topic into the philosophical paintings, to which each and every of those philosophers adheres or resists in numerous ways.

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