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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 by means of philosophers instead of actors. He plays no longer within the theater yet in the house of philosophical positions. In occupied with not anything, Andrew Cutrofello seriously examines the functionality background of this detailed position. The philosopher's Hamlet personifies negativity. In Shakespeare's play, Hamlet's speech and motion are normally unfavourable; he's the depression Dane. such a lot might agree that he has not anything to be pleased approximately. Philosophers have taken Hamlet to embrace particular kinds 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 points of Hamlet's negativity: his depression, damaging 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 nation of endless area, the philosopher's Hamlet is not anything if no longer thought-provoking.

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