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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 by means of philosophers instead of actors. He plays now not within the theater yet in the area of philosophical positions. In desirous about not anything, Andrew Cutrofello severely examines the functionality historical past of this detailed position. The philosopher's Hamlet personifies negativity. In Shakespeare's play, Hamlet's speech and motion are regularly unfavourable; he's the depression Dane. so much could 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 features 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 country of countless area, the philosopher's Hamlet is not anything if now not thought-provoking.

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