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 via philosophers instead of actors. He plays now not within the theater yet in the house of philosophical positions. In interested in not anything, Andrew Cutrofello significantly examines the functionality historical past of this specific position. The philosopher's Hamlet personifies negativity. In Shakespeare's play, Hamlet's speech and motion are typically damaging; he's the depression Dane. so much might agree that he has not anything to be pleased approximately. Philosophers have taken Hamlet to embrace particular varieties 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 points of Hamlet's negativity: his depression, unfavorable 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 country of limitless house, the philosopher's Hamlet is not anything if now not thought-provoking.

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