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Worldlessness After Heidegger: Phenomenology, Psychoanalysis, Deconstruction

Roland Végsö


The book opens up a new debate in favour of abandoning the very idea of the world in both philosophy and politics. Beginning with a reconsideration of the Heideggerian critique of worldlessness, it traces the overlooked history of this concept in the works of Hannah Arendt, Sigmund Freud, Jacques Lacan, Jacques Derrida and Alain Badiou. This critical genealogy shows that the post-Heideggerian critique of the phenomenological tradition remained limited by its enduring investment in the category of the ‘world’. As a way out of this historical predicament, the book encourages us to create affirma ... More

Keywords: ontology, phenomenology, psychoanalysis, deconstruction, world, worldlessness, politics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781474457613
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2020 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474457613.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Roland Végsö, author
University of Nebraska-Lincoln