Pessimism Philosophy, Ethic, Spirit

ISBN-10: 0691141126
ISBN-13: 9780691141121
Edition: 2006
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Book details

List price: $31.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 3/24/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Joshua Foa Dienstag is Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is the author of "Dancing in Chains: Narrative and Memory in Political Theory".

Preface
Acknowledgments
Abbreviations
The Anatomy of Pessimism
"A Philosophy That Is Grievous but True": Cultural Pessimism in Rousseau and Leopardi
"The Evils of the World Honestly Admitted": Metaphysical Pessimism in Schopenhauer and Freud
"Consciousness Is a Disease": Existential Pessimism in Camus, Unamuno, and Cioran
Nietzsche's Dionysian Pessimism
Cervantes as Educator: Don Quixote and the Practice of Pessimism
Aphorisms and Pessimisms
Pessimism and Freedom (The Pessimist Speaks)
Afterword
Bibliography
Index

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