Crosby (philosophy, Colo. State U.) distinguishes and relates five areas of nihilism: political, moral, epistemological, cosmic, and existential. He illustrates and examines these as they are expressed in literature and art, in daily life and practical affairs, and in philosophy. Part four, a non-nihilistic reading of the philosophic tradition, has been singled out in particular as a tour de force of philosophical argument. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, ORThis point becomes clearer when we consider a second reason for the conclusion that, by Descartesa#39;s own reckoning, we cannot with certainty regard ... Did God not do these things, Descartes reasons, then God would be a Deceiver.
|Title||:||The Specter of the Absurd|
|Author||:||Donald A. Crosby|
|Publisher||:||SUNY Press - 1988|