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Selected Bibliography on Nihilism

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A History of Nihilism in the Nineteenth Century
Confrontations with Nothingness
, pp. 308 - 310
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2023

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Selected Bibliography on Nihilism

Adams, E. M. Philosophy and the Modern Mind: A Philosophical Critique of Modern Western Civilization. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1975.Google Scholar
Adams, Robert Martin. Nil: Episodes in the Literary Conquest of Void during the Nineteenth Century. New York: Oxford University Press, 1966.Google Scholar
Arendt, Dieter. Der “poetische Nihilismus” in der Romantik, vol. 1. Tübingen: Niemeyer Max Verlag, 1972.Google Scholar
Arendt, Dieter. Der “poetische Nihilismus” in der Romantik, vol. 2. Tübingen: Niemeyer Max Verlag, 1996.Google Scholar
Arendt, Dieter (ed.). Der Nihilismus als Phänomen der Geistgeschichte in der wissenschaftlichen Diskussion unseres Jahrhundert. Darmstadt: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, 1974.Google Scholar
Barrow, John D. The Book of Nothing. London: Vintage, 2001.Google Scholar
Becker, Ernst. The Birth and Death of Meaning: An Interdisciplinary Perspective on the Problem of Man. New York: The Free Press, 1962.Google Scholar
Becker, Ernst. The Denial of Death. New York: The Free Press, 1973.Google Scholar
Blocker, Gene. The Meaning of Meaninglessness. The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, 1974.Google Scholar
Brassier, Ray. Nihil Unbound: Enlightenment and Extinction. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.Google Scholar
Cacciari, Massimo. Architecture and Nihilism: On the Philosophy of Modern Architecture, trans. Stephen Sartarelli. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1993.Google Scholar
Carr, Karen L. The Banalization of Nihilism: Twentieth-Century Responses to Meaninglessness. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1992.Google Scholar
Conway, Daniel W.Heidegger, Nietzsche, and the Origins of Nihilism.” Journal of Nietzsche Studies 3, 1992, pp. 1143.Google Scholar
Critchley, Simon. Very Little … Almost Nothing: Death, Philosophy, Literature. London and New York: Routledge, 1997.Google Scholar
Crosby, Donald A. The Specter of the Absurd: Sources and Criticisms of Modern Nihilism. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1988.Google Scholar
Cunningham, Conor. Genealogy of Nihilism: Philosophies of Nothing and the Difference of Theology. London and New York: Routledge, 2002.Google Scholar
Diken, Bülent. Nihilism. London and New York: Routledge, 2009.Google Scholar
Dod, Elmar. Der unheimlichste Gast. Die Philosophie des Nihilismus. Marburg: Tectum, 2013.Google Scholar
Dryzhakova, Elena. “Dostoyevsky, Chernyshevsky, and the Rejection of Nihilism.” Oxford Slavonic Papers 13, 1980, pp. 5879.Google Scholar
Emden, Christian J.Nihilism, Pessimism, and the Conditions of Modernity,” in The Cambridge History of Modern European Thought, ed. Breckman, Warren and Gordon, Peter. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019, pp. 372397.Google Scholar
Fries, Heinrich. Nihilismus. Die Gefahr unserer Zeit. Stuttgart: Schwabenverlag, 1949.Google Scholar
Gertz, Nolen. Nihilism and Technology. London and New York: Rowman & Littlefield, 2018.Google Scholar
Gertz, Nolen. Nihilism. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 2019.Google Scholar
Gillespie, Michael Allen. Nihilism before Nietzsche. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1996.Google Scholar
Glicksberg, Charles I. The Literature of Nihilism. Lewisburg, PA: Bucknell University Press, 1975.Google Scholar
Goldschmidt, Hermann L. Der Nihilismus im Licht einer kritischen Philosophie. Zürich: Thayngen-Schaffhausen, 1941.Google Scholar
Goudsblom, Johan. Nihilism and Culture. Totowa, NJ: Rowman and Littlefield, 1980.Google Scholar
Harrigan, Anthony. “Post-Modern Nihilism in America.” St. Croix Review 31, no. 5, 1998, pp. 2432.Google Scholar
Heller, Peter. Dialectics and Nihilism: Essays on Lessing, Nietzsche, Mann and Kafka. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1966.Google Scholar
Jackson, Tony. “Nihilism, Relativism, and Literary Theory.” SubStance 24, no. 3, 1995, pp. 2948.Google Scholar
Kay, Wallace G.Blake, Baudelaire, Beckett: The Romantics of Nihilism.” Southern Quarterly: A Journal of the Arts in the South 9, 1971, pp. 253259.Google Scholar
Kohlschmidt, Werner. “Nihilismus der Romantik.” Neue Schweizer Rundschau 21, 1953–54, pp. 466482.Google Scholar
Lebovic, Nitzan. “The History of Nihilism and the Limits of Political Critique.” Rethinking History 19, no. 1, 2015, pp. 117.Google Scholar
Löwith, Karl. Martin Heidegger and European Nihilism, trans. Gary Steiner, ed. Wolin, Richard. New York: Columbia University Press, 1995.Google Scholar
Marmysz, John. Laughing at Nothing: Humor as a Response to Nihilism. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2003.Google Scholar
Morgan, David R.And Now the Void: Twentieth Century Man’s Place in Modern Tragedy.” Contemporary Review 234, 1979, pp. 315320.Google Scholar
Nishitani, Keiji. The Self Overcoming of Nihilism, trans. Graham Parkes and Setsuko Aihara. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1990.Google Scholar
Novak, Michael. The Experience of Nothingness. New York: Harper & Row, 1970.Google Scholar
Pearson, Keith Ansell, and Morgan, Diane (eds.). Nihilism Now! Monsters of Energy, Houndmills: Macmillan and New York: St. Martin’s, 2000.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
Pippin, Robert B. “Modernism and Nihilism,” in Idealism as Modernism: Hegelian Variations. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997, pp. 309371.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
Pöggeler, Otto. “Hegel und die Anfänge der Nihilismus-Diskussion,” in Der Nihilismus als Phänomen der Geistesgeschichte in der wissenschaftlichen Diskussion unseres Jahrhunderts, ed. Arendt, Dieter. Darmstadt: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, 1974, pp. 307349.Google Scholar
Ponomarev, Alexey. Der Nihilismus und seine Erfahrung in der Romantik. Das Problem des Nihilismus in der deutschen und russischen Romantik aus kultur-komparatistischer Perspektive. Marburg: Tectum Verlag, 2010.Google Scholar
Pratt, Alan R. (ed.). The Dark Side: Thoughts on the Futility of Life from the Ancient Greeks to the Present. Secaucus, NJ: Citadel Press, 1994.Google Scholar
Rauschning, Hermann. The Revolution of Nihilism: Warning to the West, trans. E. W. Dickes. New York: Alliance Book Corporation, 1939.Google Scholar
Rauschning, Hermann. Masken und Metamorphosen des Nihilismus: Der Nihilismus des XX. Jahrhunderts. Frankfurt am Main: Humboldt‐Verlag, 1954.Google Scholar
Ray, Matthew Alun. Subjectivity and Irreligion: Atheism and Agnosticism in Kant, Schopenhauer and Nietzsche. Aldershot, UK and Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2003.Google Scholar
Rose, Eugene. Nihilism: The Root of the Revolution of the Modern Age. Platina, CA: Saint Herman Press, 1994.Google Scholar
Rose, Gillian. Dialectic of Nihilism: Post-Structuralism and Law. New York: Basil Blackwell, 1984.Google Scholar
Rosen, Stanley. Nihilism: A Philosophical Essay. New Haven, CT and London: Yale University Press, 1969.Google Scholar
Stevens, Brett. Nihilism: A Philosophy Based on Nothingness and Eternity. Melbourne: Manticore Press, 2016.Google Scholar
Syfret, Wendy. The Sunny Nihilist: How a Meaningless Life Can Make You Truly Happy. London: Profile Books, 2021.Google Scholar
Tartaglia, James. Philosophy in a Meaningless Life: A System of Nihilism, Consciousness and Reality. London: Bloomsbury, 2016.Google Scholar
Thielicke, Helmut. Nihilism: Its Origin and Nature—With a Christian Answer, trans. John W. Doberstein. New York: Schocken Books, 1969.Google Scholar
Vattimo, Gianni. “Optimistic Nihilism.” Common Knowledge 1, no. 3, 1992, pp. 3744.Google Scholar
Wellek, René. “The New Nihilism in Literary Studies,” in Aesthetics and the Literature of Ideas: Essays in Honor of A. Owen Aldridge, ed. Jost, François and Friedman, Melvin J.. Newark, DE: University of Delaware Press, 1990, pp. 7785.Google Scholar
Weller, Shane. Literature, Philosophy, Nihilism: The Uncanniest of Guests. Houndsmills: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.Google Scholar
Weller, Shane. Modernism and Nihilism. Houndsmills: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.Google Scholar
Young, Julian. “Nihilism and the Meaning of Life,” in The Oxford Handbook of Continental Philosophy, ed. Rosen, Michael and Leiter, Brian. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007, pp. 463492.Google Scholar

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