'Prophets Of Nihilism: Nietzsche, Dostoevsky, And Camus' by Sean Illing
Updated: Dec 5, 2021
Three nihilists walk into a bar... if the bar were the philosophical and rhetorical spaces which inflect and overlap in the exploration and clarification of nihilism, ideology and the political violence of the twentieth century. From the description of Sean Illing's first book:
"In this engaging study, Sean Illing examines the effect of Fyodor Dostoevsky and Friedrich Nietzsche on the development of Albert Camus’s political philosophy. This innovative book attempts to offer a substantive examination of Camus’s dialogue with Nietzsche and Dostoevsky. The connections among these writers have been discussed either in the general context of modern thought or via overlapping literary themes. This project emphasizes the political dimensions of these connections."