1 — A Review of Ray Brassier ’ s Nihil Unbound : Enlightenment and Extinction

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  title={1 — A Review of Ray Brassier ’ s Nihil Unbound : Enlightenment and Extinction},
  author={},
  year={2016}
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  • Published 2016
Ray Brassier’s Nihil Unbound: Enlightenment and Extinction (2007) embraces nihilism as “a speculative opportunity.” In the first part of this review my focus is threefold: on the book’s opening chapter in which Brassier considers the claims for eliminative materialism, a radical position within the analytic philosophy of mind; his second chapter which examines Adorno and Horkheimer’s Dialectic of Enlightenment as exemplary of the tendency in Continental philosophy to denounce “untrammelled… CONTINUE READING

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