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All for Nothing


Paperback, 308 pages

ISBN 0983173427

ISBN-13 9780983173427

Prize-seeking, pleasure-driven, self-involved intent has run its course. This book confronts the ethics of desire in the moment of truth. The indulgence of desire is the decadence of the human condition. Whenever desire is satisfied, the desire diminishes and we reach a vanishing point. In time, desire returns. The tyranny of desire is observed in the constant turnover of fashion and technology or, on a grand scale, the rise and decline of civilizations. Yet our contemporary moment is a great destiny and our fortune is to have arrived after deconstruction. If Cartesian doubt was evidence that humankind was not open to the truth of reality, deconstruction was evidence that, amid the crisis of meaning in ideology and cultural theory, humankind was foreclosed to ontological truth. The "all for nothing" dead end is in need of something that can only be found by the question of truth.

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