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The Nihilisms of Our Time

  • Tracy Llanera
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Abstract

The final chapter summarizes how Rorty’s pragmatism helps to show how the malaise of nihilism can be outgrown in modernity. It also discusses the implications and limits of this reading and suggests other avenues for reflecting about our modern spiritual life.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tracy Llanera
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  1. 1.University of ConnecticutStorrsUSA

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