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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 the most 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 appearing the philosophical principles it expounds. Franke engages with philosophical theologies and philosophies of faith within the debate over detrimental 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 features of unsayability. within the first and 3rd essays, his philosophical argument is carried via with acute recognition to modes of unsayability which are published top via literary works, fairly through negativities of poetic language within the oeuvres of Paul Celan and Edmond Jabès. Franke engages in severe dialogue of apophatic currents of philosophy either historical and smooth, targeting Hegel and French post-Hegelianism in his moment essay and on Neoplatonism in his fourth essay. He treats Neoplatonic apophatics in particular as present in Damascius and as illuminated by means of postmodern notion, rather Jean-Luc Nancy’s deconstruction of Christianity. within the final essays, Franke treats the stress among modern methods 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 ebook develops Franke's specific concept of unsayability, that's knowledgeable by way of his long-standing engagement with significant representatives of apophatic suggestion within the Western tradition.

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