James E. Faulconer's Transcendence in Philosophy and Religion (Indiana Series in PDF

By James E. Faulconer

ISBN-10: 0253215757

ISBN-13: 9780253215758

Can transcendence be either philosophical and non secular? Do philosophers and theologians conceive of an identical factor once they imagine and discuss transcendence? Philosophy and faith have understood transcendence and different issues of religion otherwise, yet either the language and ideas of faith, together with transcendence, live on the center of postmodern philosophy. Transcendence in Philosophy and faith considers if it is attainable to research non secular transcendence in a philosophical demeanour, and if this is the case, no matter if there's a method for phenomenology to imagine transcendence at once. cognizance is dedicated to the function of French philosophy, rather the paintings of Levinas, Ricoeur, Derrida, and Marion, in defining fresh debates within the philosophy of faith and posing new methods of considering spiritual adventure in a postmodern world.

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That give to theological concepts the sole signification they admit of. . Everything that cannot be reduced to an interhuman relation represents not the superior form but the forever primitive form of religion’’ (79). Both Jewish and Christian scriptures make it clear that we cannot truly love God unless we also love our neighbor, but neither reduces the former to the latter. But this is beside the point. Whether rightly or wrongly, Janicaud is convinced that Levinas has introduced the biblical God into philosophical discourse, and this is the cause of his apoplectic accusation: ‘‘Strict treason of the 27 Merold Westphal reduction that handed over the transcendental I to its nudity’’ (27).

Merleau-Ponty’s] way presupposes nothing other than an untiring desire for elucidation of that which most hides itself away in experience. . ’’24 It supposes a metaphysico-theological montage, prior to philosophical writing. The dice are loaded and choices made; faith rises majestically in the background. The reader, confronted by the blade of the absolute, finds him or herself in a position of a catechumen who has no other choice than to penetrate the holy words and lofty dogmas. (26–27) We are reminded of Philip Rieff ’s commentary on Freud: It is on the subject of religion that the judicious clinician grows vehement and disputatious.

Heidegger, Martin. Being and Time. Trans. John Macquarrie and Edward Robinson. New York: Harper & Row, 1962. ————. Discourse on Thinking. Trans. John M. Anderson and E. Hans Freund. New York: Harper & Row, 1966. ————. Identity and Difference. Trans. Joan Stambaugh. New York: Harper & Row, 1969. ————. ’ ’’ In Pathmarks, ed. William McNeill, 239–276. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998. ————. ’’ In The Piety of Thinking, trans. James G. Hart and John C. Maraldo, 5–21. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1976.

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