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JOHN MILBANK AND NIHILISM: A METAPHYSICAL (MIS)READING?

Gavin Hyman

in Literature and Theology

Volume 14, issue 4, pages 430-443
Published in print December 2000 | ISSN: 0269-1205
Published online December 2000 | e-ISSN: 1477-4623 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/litthe/14.4.430
JOHN MILBANK AND NIHILISM: A METAPHYSICAL (MIS)READING?

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In this article, I distinguish between a ‘metaphysical’ and a ‘fictional’ reading of nihilism I argue that John Milbank's opposition and his attempt to ‘outnarrate’ nihilism depends upon a metaphysical reading I argue that such a metaphysical reading of nihilism ultimately refuses all nihilistic implications, and that a metaphysical reading of Nietzsche in particular does undue violence to his texts I claim that only a fictional' nihilism can be an accomplished nihilism, and that only such a nihilism can overcome the absolute opposition between Christianity and nihilism established by Nietzsche and perpetuated by Milbank It is precisely such a ‘fictional’ nihilism that Milbank fails to confront.

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