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By William P. Franke

ISBN-10: 026802894X

ISBN-13: 9780268028947

In A Philosophy of the Unsayable, William Franke argues that the come upon 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 bounds of language. The booklet additionally deals readings of literary texts as poetically appearing the philosophical principles it expounds. Franke engages with philosophical theologies and philosophies of faith within the debate over unfavourable theology and indicates how apophaticism infiltrates the pondering even of these who try and deny or delimit it. In six cohesive essays, Franke explores primary features of unsayability. within the first and 3rd essays, his philosophical argument is carried via with acute consciousness to modes of unsayability which are published most sensible by way of literary works, rather via 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 smooth, concentrating on Hegel and French post-Hegelianism in his moment essay and on Neoplatonism in his fourth essay. He treats Neoplatonic apophatics particularly as present in Damascius and as illuminated through postmodern idea, fairly Jean-Luc Nancy’s deconstruction of Christianity. within the final essays, Franke treats the stress among modern techniques to philosophy of religion—Radical Orthodoxy and notably secular or Death-of-God theologies. A Philosophy of the Unsayable will curiosity students and scholars of philosophy, literature, faith, and the arts. This ebook develops Franke's particular thought of unsayability, that's educated by means of his long-standing engagement with significant representatives of apophatic idea within the Western tradition.

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