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Joyful Cruelty: Toward a Philosophy of the Real

Rosset, Clement;Translator

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ISBN 10: 0195077415 / ISBN 13: 9780195077414
Published by Oxford Univ Pr, Cary, Nort, 1993
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Title: Joyful Cruelty: Toward a Philosophy of the ...

Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr, Cary, Nort

Publication Date: 1993

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Very Good

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This book combines two shorter works by Rosset, Le Principe de Cruaute and La Force Majeure, dating respectively from 1983 and 1988. The two works provide essential and highly topical illustrations of Rosset's central thesis of acceptance of the real. Rosset formulates a philosophical practice that refuses to turn away from the world and thus accepts a confrontation with reality (termed "the real") whose immediacy comprises equal parts of violence and of "joy," or approbation of the real. Beginning with this notion of joy, Rosset offers a reinterpretation of Nietzsche that, rather than treating the philosopher as a nihilist, underscores his quest for experience without illusion.

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Clement Rosset, Professor, University of Nice. David F. Bell, Associate Professor of French, Duke University.

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