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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 develop into the the most important philosophical factor of our time. He proposes an unique philosophy pivoting on research of the bounds of language. The ebook additionally deals readings of literary texts as poetically acting 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 considering even of these who try and deny or delimit it. In six cohesive essays, Franke explores basic features of unsayability. within the first and 3rd essays, his philosophical argument is carried via with acute cognizance to modes of unsayability which are printed most sensible through literary works, relatively by way of 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, targeting Hegel and French post-Hegelianism in his moment essay and on Neoplatonism in his fourth essay. He treats Neoplatonic apophatics specially as present in Damascius and as illuminated via postmodern notion, quite Jean-Luc Nancy’s deconstruction of Christianity. within the final essays, Franke treats the stress among modern ways to philosophy of religion—Radical Orthodoxy and extensively secular or Death-of-God theologies. A Philosophy of the Unsayable will curiosity students and scholars of philosophy, literature, faith, and the arts. This booklet develops Franke's particular conception of unsayability, that's educated by means of his long-standing engagement with significant representatives of apophatic suggestion within the Western tradition.

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