By Andrew Cutrofello

A specter is haunting philosophy -- the threat of Hamlet. Why is that this? Wherefore? What should still we do?Entering from level left: the philosopher's Hamlet. The philosopher's Hamlet is a conceptual personality, performed through philosophers instead of actors. He plays now not within the theater yet in the area of philosophical positions. In inquisitive about not anything, Andrew Cutrofello significantly examines the functionality historical past of this special position. The philosopher's Hamlet personifies negativity. In Shakespeare's play, Hamlet's speech and motion are normally adverse; he's the depression Dane. so much could agree that he has not anything to be joyful approximately. Philosophers have taken Hamlet to embrace particular kinds of negativity that first got here into view in modernity. What the determine of the Sophist represented for Plato, Hamlet has represented for contemporary philosophers. Cutrofello analyzes 5 features of Hamlet's negativity: his depression, unfavourable religion, nihilism, tarrying (which Cutrofello distinguishes from "delaying"), and nonexistence. alongside the way in which, we meet Hamlet within the texts of Kant, Coleridge, Hegel, Marx, Schopenhauer, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Freud, Russell, Wittgenstein, Heidegger, Benjamin, Arendt, Schmitt, Lacan, Deleuze, Foucault, Derrida, Badiou, Žižek, and different philosophers. Whirling throughout a nation of countless house, the philosopher's Hamlet is not anything if now not thought-provoking.

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