After Finitude: An Essay on the Necessity of Contingency

After Finitude: An Essay on the Necessity of Contingency

Quentin Meillassoux


From the preface via Alain Badiou:

It is not any exaggeration to claim that Quentin Meillassoux has unfolded a brand new course within the heritage of philosophy, understood right here because the heritage of what it's to understand ... This awesome "critique of critique" is brought the following with out embellishment, slicing directly to the guts of the problem in a very transparent and logical demeanour. It permits the future of regarded as absolutely the as soon as more.

"This paintings is among the most vital to seem in continental philosophy lately and merits a large readership on the earliest attainable date ... Après la finitude is a tremendous booklet of philosophy by means of an authnted rising voices in continental concept. Quentin Meillassoux merits our shut awareness within the years yet to come and his e-book merits fast translation and common dialogue within the English-speaking international. there's not anything like it."

Graham Harman in Philosophy Today

Quentin Meillassoux's amazing debut makes a strikingly unique contribution to modern French philosophy and is decided to have an important effect at the way forward for continental philosophy. Written in a method that marries nice readability of expression with argumentative rigour, After Finitude provides daring readings of the heritage of philosophy and units out a devastating critique of the unavowed fideism on the center of post-Kantian philosophy.

The remarkable lucidity and the centrality of argument in Meillassoux's writing may still attract analytic in addition to continental philosophers, whereas his critique of fideism may be of curiosity to an individual preoccupied by means of the relation among philosophy, theology and faith.

Meillassoux introduces a startlingly novel philosophical substitute to the compelled selection among dogmatism and critique. After Finitude proposes a brand new alliance among philosophy and technological know-how and demands an unequivocal halt to the creeping go back of religiosity in modern philosophical discourse.

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