A Philosophy of the Unsayable by William P. Franke PDF

By William P. Franke

In A Philosophy of the Unsayable, William Franke argues that the come upon with what exceeds speech has develop into the the most important philosophical factor of our time. He proposes an unique philosophy pivoting on research of the boundaries of language. The e-book additionally bargains 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 detrimental theology and exhibits how apophaticism infiltrates the pondering even of these who try to 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 awareness to modes of unsayability which are printed top through literary works, rather by way of negativities of poetic language within the oeuvres of Paul Celan and Edmond Jabès. Franke engages in severe dialogue of apophatic currents of philosophy either old and glossy, targeting Hegel and French post-Hegelianism in his moment essay and on Neoplatonism in his fourth essay. He treats Neoplatonic apophatics specifically as present in Damascius and as illuminated via postmodern notion, relatively Jean-Luc Nancy’s deconstruction of Christianity. within the final essays, Franke treats the strain among modern techniques to philosophy of religion—Radical Orthodoxy and greatly secular or Death-of-God theologies. A Philosophy of the Unsayable will curiosity students and scholars of philosophy, literature, faith, and the arts. This publication develops Franke's particular conception of unsayability, that's expert by way of his long-standing engagement with significant representatives of apophatic notion within the Western tradition.

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