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contents Acknowledgments ix Provocations xi Introduction: Fatalism in Times of Universalized Assthetization 1 1. Protestant Fatalism: Predestination as Emancipation 15 2. René the Fatalist: Abolishing (Aristotelian) Freedom 41 3. From Kant to Schmid (and Back): The End of All Things 73 4. Ending with the Worst: Hegel and Absolute Fatalism 101 5. After the End: Freud against the Illusion of Psychical Freedom 131 Last Words 165 Notes 173 ...