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Cinematic Nihilism: Encounters, Confrontations, Overcomings

John Marmysz


Exposing and illustrating how an ongoing engagement with nihilistic alienation may contribute to – rather than detract from – the value of life, this book both challenges and builds upon past scholarship that has strutinised nihilism in the media, but which has generally over-emphasised its negative and destructive aspects. The book is divided into three sections that explore an international variety of films in which encounters, confrontations and overcomings of nihilism are depicted. Drawing on insights from Plato, Immanuel Kant, Friedrich Nietzsche, Marin Heidegger, Jean-Paul Sartre and Sig ... More

Keywords: Cinematic Nihilism, Film, Freud, Sigmund, Heidegger, Martin, Kant, Immanuel, Nietzsche, Friedrich, Nihilism, Plato, Sartre, Jean-Paul

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781474424561
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474424561.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John Marmysz, author
College of Marin