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Sade Mon Prochain ("Sade My Neighbor") is a philosophical book by Pierre Klossowski first published in 1947 by Seuil, a work that has influenced French thinkers from de Beauvoir and Bataille to Derrida and Lacan. Klossowski sees in Sade Nietzsche's forerunner, positing a nihilism that recognizes pure motion as the only metaphysical reality.

It analyzes Sade's philosophy as a precursor of nihilism, negating Christian values and the materialism of the Enlightenment.

Bibliography

  • Sade mon prochain (Paris: Seuil, 1947)
  • Sade my neighbour trans. by Alphonso Lingis (Northwestern University Press, 1991)




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