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Minimal Theologies: Critiques of Secular Reason in Adorno and Levinas

Hent de Vries ; translated by Geoffrey Hale
Format
Book
Published
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2005.
Language
English
German (translated from)
Uniform Title
Theologie Im Pianissimo & Zwischen Rationalität und Dekonstruktion English
ISBN
0801880165 (hardcover : alk. paper), 0801880173 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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Contributor biographical information Publisher description
Contents
  • Toward a critique of theology
  • A possible internal and external differentiation of Habermas's theory of rationality
  • Paradox and aporia in Adorno's philosophy of nonidentity
  • The construction of occidental subjectivism: reductio ad hominem versus remembrance of nature in the subject
  • The breaking apart of western objectivism and the resurrection of the particular and the ephemeral in the philosophy of history
  • Metaphysical experience
  • Paradox and aporia in Levinas's philosophy of the ethical-religious other
  • Levinas on art and truth
  • The dialectics of subjectivity and the critique of objectivism
  • Loosening logocentrism: language and skepticism
  • From unhappy consciousness to bad conscience
  • "The other theology": conceptual, historical, and political idolatry
  • Appendix: The theology of the sign and the sign of theology: the apophatics of deconstruction.
Description
xxxiv, 720 p. ; 23 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. [659]-700) and index.
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