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Albert Camus as Political Thinker

Nihilisms and the Politics of Contempt


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Samantha Novello
    Pages 10-18
  3. Samantha Novello
    Pages 19-32
  4. Samantha Novello
    Pages 33-57
  5. Samantha Novello
    Pages 58-80
  6. Samantha Novello
    Pages 81-108
  7. Samantha Novello
    Pages 109-130
  8. Samantha Novello
    Pages 131-147
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 148-193

About this book


An intense genealogical reconstruction of Camus's political thinking challenging the philosophical import of his writings as providing an alternative, aesthetic understanding of politics, political action and freedom outside and against the nihilistic categories of modern political philosophy and the contemporary politics of contempt and terrorisms


20th century bibliography construction freedom liberty nihilism philosophy political philosophy politics reconstruction Terrorism twentieth century understanding writing

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of TorinoItaly

About the authors

SAMANTHA NOVELLO is a teacher of Philosophy and Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Turin, Italy. She is co-editor of the new edition of Albert Camus's complete works in the Bibliothèque de la Pléiade (Gallimard)."

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