Welcoming Finitude

Welcoming Finitude


  • Author : Christina M. Gschwandtner
  • Publisher : Fordham University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-10-01
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780823286454


Welcoming Finitude Book Description :

What does it mean to experience and engage in religious ritual? How does liturgy structure time and space? How do our bodies move within liturgy, and what impact does it have on our senses? How does the experience of ritual affect us and shape our emotions or dispositions? How is liturgy experienced as a communal event, and how does it form the identity of those who participate in it? Welcoming Finitude explores these broader questions about religious experience by focusing on the manifestation of liturgical experience in the Eastern Christian tradition. Drawing on the methodological tools of contemporary phenomenology and on insights from liturgical theology, the book constitutes a philosophical exploration of Orthodox liturgical experience....

Philosophy of Finitude

Philosophy of Finitude


  • Author : Rafael Winkler
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2018-08-23
  • Genre: Philosophy
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781350059375


Philosophy of Finitude Book Description :

Examining the legacies of Heidegger, along with Derrida, Levinas and Nietzsche, Rafael Winkler argues that it is not the search for truth or even contradictions that stimulates philosophical thought. Instead, it is our exposure to the unthinkable or the impossible – to thought's own limits. An experience of the unthinkable is possible in our encounter with the uniqueness of death, the singularity of being, and of the self and the other. This 'thinking of finitude' also has political implications, as it provides us with a way to talk about, and evaluate, absolute strangeness and, by implication, the absolute stranger or foreigner. Illuminating Heidegger's writings on the question of ontology, ethics and history, Winkler proves that this encounter wi...

Friendship as a Way of Life

Friendship as a Way of Life


  • Author : Tom Roach
  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Release Date : 2012-02-14
  • Genre: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781438440019


Friendship as a Way of Life Book Description :

Develops Foucault’s late work on friendship into a novel critique of contemporary GLBT political strategy....

The Metamorphosis of Finitude

The Metamorphosis of Finitude


  • Author : Emmanuel Falque
  • Publisher : Fordham Univ Press
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780823239207


The Metamorphosis of Finitude Book Description :

Nobody can be in the world unless he or she is born into the world. Yet, as Nicodemus asked, GHow can anyone be born after having grown old? Can one enter a second time into the motherGs womb and be born?G The modern Christian needs to find some way of understanding resurrection, and the dogma of the resurrection of the body is vacuous unless we can relate it philosophically to our own world of experience. This book performs that act of relating by reading resurrection in the context of contemporary philosophy, notably Husserl, Heidegger, Sartre, Merleau-Ponty, and Deleuze. It shows how a phen....

The Hardened Heart and Tragic Finitude

The Hardened Heart and Tragic Finitude


  • Author : Dan O. Via
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release Date : 2012-11-05
  • Genre: Religion
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781621894827


The Hardened Heart and Tragic Finitude Book Description :

This book has two main theses. First, for the biblical/Christian doctrine of sin the root of the human problem is hardness of heart--the corruption of the core self, of the seat of understanding and will. On the other hand, for an important strand of Greek tragedy the root of human harm-doing is the nonculpable blindness and anxiety of finitude that despite the initial nonculpability lead to evil and suffering. The Hardened Heart shows that these two different interpretations of human existence are amenable to a degree of synthesis that leads to this conclusion: hardness of heart and our ordinary finitude together collude to cause sin in its fullness.The second thesis of this volume is that exegetical studies disclose a deconstructive strand in certa...

Finitude s Score

Finitude s Score


  • Author : Avital Ronell
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1994
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015048775293


Finitude s Score Book Description :

Suspending the distinction between headline news and high theory, Avital Ronell examines the diverse figures of finitude in our modernity: war, guerrilla video, trauma TV, AIDS, music, divorce, sadism, electronic tagging, rumor. Her essays address such questions as, How do rumors kill? How has video become the conscience of TV? How have the police come to be everywhere, even where they are not? Is peace possible? “[W]riting to the community of those who have no community—to those who have known the infiniteness of abandonment,” her work explores the possibility, one possibility among many, that “this time we have gone too far”: “One last word. It is possible that we have gone too far. This possibility has to be considered if we, as a spec...

Biennial Exhibition

Biennial Exhibition


  • Author : Whitney Museum of American Art
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1973
  • Genre: Art, American
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  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105008829546


Biennial Exhibition Book Description :

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Natality and Finitude

Natality and Finitude


  • Author : Anne Elizabeth O'Byrne
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105215393377


Natality and Finitude Book Description :

The author focuses on birth as a way to make sense of being alive. Building on the work of Heidegger, Dilthey, Arendt, she discusses how the world becomes ours and how meaning emerges from our relations to generations past and to come. Themes such as creation, time, inheritance, birth and action, embodiment, biological determinism, and cloning anchor this analysis....

Studies in Cognitive Finitude

Studies in Cognitive Finitude


  • Author : Nicholas Rescher
  • Publisher : Ontos Verlag
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 3938793007


Studies in Cognitive Finitude Book Description :

Nicholas Rescher's preoccupation with exploring the scope and limits of human knowledge from various points of view has led him to contemplate a systemic integration of his ideas on this important theme. Studies in Cognitive Finitude weaves diverse threads from previous works into a unified treatment. The present discussion unites in systemic coordination various perspectives and aspects of our cognitive finitude....