William P. Franke's A Philosophy of the Unsayable PDF

By William P. Franke

ISBN-10: 026802894X

ISBN-13: 9780268028947

In A Philosophy of the Unsayable, William Franke argues that the come across with what exceeds speech has turn into the an important philosophical factor of our time. He proposes an unique philosophy pivoting on research of the boundaries of language. The booklet additionally deals readings of literary texts as poetically acting the philosophical principles it expounds. Franke engages with philosophical theologies and philosophies of faith within the debate over destructive theology and indicates how apophaticism infiltrates the considering even of these who try and deny or delimit it. In six cohesive essays, Franke explores primary facets of unsayability. within the first and 3rd essays, his philosophical argument is carried via with acute cognizance to modes of unsayability which are published most sensible via literary works, rather by way of negativities of poetic language within the oeuvres of Paul Celan and Edmond Jabès. Franke engages in serious dialogue of apophatic currents of philosophy either historic and glossy, targeting Hegel and French post-Hegelianism in his moment essay and on Neoplatonism in his fourth essay. He treats Neoplatonic apophatics specially as present in Damascius and as illuminated by way of postmodern suggestion, rather Jean-Luc Nancy’s deconstruction of Christianity. within the final essays, Franke treats the stress among modern ways to philosophy of religion—Radical Orthodoxy and noticeably secular or Death-of-God theologies. A Philosophy of the Unsayable will curiosity students and scholars of philosophy, literature, faith, and the arts. This booklet develops Franke's particular concept of unsayability, that's expert by means of his long-standing engagement with significant representatives of apophatic concept within the Western tradition.

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