Kierkegaard and Levinas on Subjectivity and the Ambiguity of God ' s Transcendence Claudia Welz I . Questions of Transcendence 1 . Epistemological
problems concerning ' transcendence ' Seen from a historical point of view , the
notion of ...
Author: Arne Grøn
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck
"The book has its origins in a conference entitled "Subjectivity and Transcendence," which was held at the Danish National Research Foundation: Center for Subjectivity Research, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, in November 2003... However, the book is not a conference proceedings volume"--Pref.
transcendence. Margaret. S. Archer. Throughout their history the social sciences
have privileged atheism. They are an extended example of the general
asymmetry between the need to justify faith, and the assumption that atheism
Author: Margaret S. Archer
Atheism as a belief does not have to present intellectual credentials within academia. Yet to hold beliefs means giving reasons for doing so, ones which may be found wanting. Instead, atheism is the automatic default setting within the academic world. Conversely, religious belief confronts a double standard. Religious believers are not permitted to make truth claims but are instead forced to present their beliefs as part of one language game amongst many. Religious truth claims are expected to satisfy empiricist criteria of evidence but when they fail, as they must, religious belief becomes subject to the hermeneutics of suspicion. This book explores religious experience as a justifiable reason for religious belief. It uniquely demonstrates that the three pillars of critical realism - ontological intransitivity, epistemic relativity and judgemental rationality - can be applied to religion as to any other beliefs or theories. The three authors are critical realists by philosophical position. They seek to establish a level playing field between religion and secular ideas, which has not existed in the academic world for some generations, in order for reasoned debate to be conducted.
For Blaise Pascal, the options humans face regarding God's existence point
clearly to a gamble on transcendence; quantitatively at the very least, the longest
life on earth full of earthly pleasures cannot outweigh endless bliss. One should ...
Author: Phyllis Carey
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Category: Literary Criticism
Wagering on Transcendence explores the question of ultimate meaning in literature. Through essays, Mount Mary College professors from various disciplines analyze several pieces of literature from a variety of genres and authors to show how each depicts the human struggle to find meaning. The essays analyze concrete examples of spiritual journeys, the ways in which nature can be an avenue of transcendence, the transforming effect that the search for meaning can have on the individual, how transcendence can be experienced through community, the roles of language and story in the quest for transcendence, and the wager itself: how our bets about the existence of the Divine determine how we live our lives.
Chapter Ten Derrida and Non - Phenomenologically Reducible Transcendence
S 1 . Context for Discussion of Derrida We established the methodological
legitimacy of Husserl ' s inquiry into the problem of transcendence in our
discussion of ...
Author: Damian Byers
Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
Damian Byers analyzes the form Husserl gives to the problem of knowledge the way this form influences the development of the phenomenological method, and the results of its application. In a very clear fashion, Byers presents Husserl s understanding of the roles of intentionality, idealism, temporalization, and kinesthesia in the constitution of knowledge. Drawing upon all of Husserl s major texts, he corrects many misapprehensions about Husserl s doctrines of intentionality and idealism. Byers argues that Husserl s transcendental phenomenology is both a philosophy of closure and control and a philosophy of openness and vulnerability. "
We are pleased to present this new edition of Frithjof Schuon's Logic and Transcendence. Widely regarded as one of the greatest spiritual writers of the
twentieth century, Frithjof Schuon (1907-1998) was an authority on an
extraordinary range ...
Author: Frithjof Schuon
Publisher: World Wisdom, Inc
Frithjof Schuon (1907-1998), the author of more than 25 books on religion and spirituality, is the foremost representative of the "Perennialist" or "Traditionalist" school of comparative religious thought. This new edition of Logic and Transcendence, his most important philosophical work, is a fully revised translation from the French original and contains:
Though they did not use the terms, they were in effect contrasting transcendence
with immanence. Such a "contrastive" account of transcendence — I am using
Kathryn Tanner's terminology — makes divine transcendence and involvement in
Author: William Carl Placher
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
Argues that contemporary discussion about God has a mistaken understanding of the classical Christian doctrines of God
In an essay on the thought of Emmanuel Levinas that appears elsewhere in this
collection (“From the Other to the Individual”), Jean-Luc Marion argues for an
experience of transcendence that is at once resistant to rational calculation and
Author: Regina Schwartz
First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
"Dr. Norman Rosenthal's Transcendence is the best-ever book on Transcendental Meditation: accessible and substantive, engaging and scientific, practical and profound. A very enjoyable read that can change your life, for good." - David Lynch "I have been meditating for over 10 years, and I found Transcendence to be a uniquely compelling introduction to the art and science of Transcendental Meditation. Dr. Norman Rosenthal's book will propel TM into the mainstream where it belongs." - Russell Simmons In this definitive book on the scientifically proven health and stress-relieving benefits of Transcendental Meditation, a renowned psychiatrist and researcher explores why TM works, what it can do for you, and how to use it for maximum effect. Norman E. Rosenthal, M.D., a twenty-year researcher at the National Institute of Mental Health and the celebrated psychiatrist who pioneered the study and treatment of Season Affective Disorder (SAD), brings us the most important work on Transcendental Meditation since the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's Science of Being and Art of Living-- and one of our generation's most significant books on achieving greater physical and mental health and wellness. Transcendence demystifies the practice and benefits of Transcendental Meditation for a general audience who may have heard about the method but do not necessarily know what it is, how it is learned, or what they stand to gain, physically and emotionally, from achieving transcendence. Dr. Rosenthal clearly and practically explains the basic ideas behind Transcendental Meditation: It is a nonreligious practice that involves sitting comfortably for twenty minutes twice a day while using a silent mantra, or nonverbal sound, to attain a profound state of aware relaxation. Alongside exclusive celebrity interviews-where figures like Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Martin Scorsese, Russell Brand, Laura Dern, Moby, and David Lynch openly discuss their meditation-Dr. Rosenthal draws upon experience from the lives of his patients and a wealth of clinical research amassed on TM over the past generation (340 peer-reviewed published articles). He provides the fullest and most accessible book ever on the broad range of benefits of this remarkably simple practice, from relief of anxiety, stress and depression to new hope for those experiencing addiction, attention-deficit disorder, or post-traumatic stress disorder.
Introduction Modalities of Transnational Transcendence THOMAS J . CSORDAS
The rhetorical force of religious moods and motivations in contemporary society
and human experience may be as compelling today as at any period in history .
Author: Thomas J. Csordas
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Category: Social Science
"This innovative collection examines the transnational movements, effects, and transformations of religion in the contemporary world, offering a fresh perspective on the interrelation between globalization and religion. Taken as a whole, Transnational Transcendence challenges some widely accepted ideas about this relationship, in particular, that international contemporary religious manifestations are secondary to the primary economic phenomenon of globalization."--P.  of cover.
Grounded in the thought of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Romanticism and Transcendence explores the religious dimensions of imagination in the Romantic tradition, both theoretically and in the poetry of Wordsworth and Coleridge. J. Robert Barth suggests that we may look to Coleridge for the theoretical grounding of the view of religious imagination proposed in this book, but that it is in Wordsworth above all that we see this imagination at work. Barth first argues that the Romantic imagination--with its profound symbolic import--of its very nature has religious implications, and notes parallels between Coleridge's view of the imagination and that of Ignatius Loyola in his Spiritual Exercises. He then turns to the role of religious experience in Wordsworth, using The Prelude as a privileged source. Next, after comparing the conception of humanity and God in Wordsworth and Coleridge, Barth considers the role of religious experience and imagery in two of Coleridge's central poetic texts, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner and Christabel. Finally, Barth examines the continuing role of the Romantic idea of the religious imagination today, in literature and all the arts, linking it with the thought of theologian Karl Rahner and literary critic George Steiner. Romanticism and Transcendence brings together literary theory, poetry, and religious experience, areas that are interrelated but are often not seen in relationship. By exploring levels of Wordsworth's and Coleridge's poetry that are often ignored, Barth provides insight into how and why the imagination was so important to their work. He also demonstrates how rich with religious value and meaning poetry and the arts can be. The interdisciplinary nature of this important new study will make it useful not only to Wordsworth and Coleridge scholars and other Romantic specialists, but also to anyone concerned with the intellectual history of the nineteenth century and to theologians in general.
It remains to be seen whether, and to what extent, Levinas shares Benjamin's
inclination to transform infinity and transcendence into a warrant for worldly
suffering. But in Useless Suffering, Levinas clearly thinks what I have called
suffering as ...
Author: Louis E. Wolcher
Publisher: Psychology Press
What is the law of the law? What produces our craven subservience to linguistic norms, and our shocking indifference to the phenomenon of universal suffering? In a path-breaking new work of philosophy, Louis Wolcher seeks to answer these questions from the standpoint of Zen Buddhism. Bringing an Eastern sensibility into contact with three of the most important themes in Western philosophy, Beyond Transcendence in Law and Philosophy meticulously investigates three of the twentieth century's most important philosophers: Martin Heidegger - on being, Emmanuel Levinas - on ethics, and Ludwig Wittgenstein - on language. In the context of the larger Western obsession with transcending the ordinary, Louis Wolcher argues that the yearning for transcendence is born of the illusion that there is a fundamental difference between the ordinary and the profound. Employing Zen koans and stories to advance a 'deflationary' view of language and knowledge, he goes on to argue that the norms of transcendence to which we cling are not eternal truths but artefacts of desperate minds adrift on a sea of impermanence. What used to seem so majestically True, Right and Just thus shows itself to be utterly mundane: as merely true, right and just. What is left, however, is not nihilism - for clinging to a view of 'nothingness' is just as deluded as clinging to a view of 'somethingness' - but rather a new beginning of compassionate concern for the suffering of others. Beyond Transcendence in Law and Philosophyis a strikingly original synthesis of Eastern and Western thought. It will enlighten philosophers and legal theorists, as well as those who are interested in or open to the insights of Zen Buddhism.
13 AUTOMATA AND TRANSCENDENCE J . H . Loxton 1 . Introduction In ( 15 ] ,
Kurt Mahler describes how he began his studies of transcendental numbers in
1926 . While very ill and in bed , he set himself to prove that the number 20 , 22 "
Author: Alan Baker
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
This is an account of the proceedings of a very successful symposium of Transcendental Number Theory held in Durham in 1986. Most of the leading international specialists were present and the lectures reflected the great advances that have taken place in this area. The papers cover all the main branches of the subject, and include not only definitive research but valuable survey articles.
John D. Caputo What's important in 'democracy to come' is not 'democracy' but 'to
come.' —Jacques Derrida Works of Time The word ''transcendence,'' for all its transcendence, is a relative term. It depends upon what is being transcended or ...
Author: John D. Caputo
Publisher: Indiana University Press
A benchmark volume at the intersection of philosophy and religion
Retrospection : Kierkegaard and Rosenzweig between German Idealism and
French Phenomenology Part I of the study has introduced different models of
relating divine transcendence to subjective experience , focusing on Husserl ' s ...
Author: Claudia Welz
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck
Since the problem of theodicy concerns all dimensions of human existence and cannot be reduced to a logical problem of consistency, it cannot be resolved by means of a theodicy, a rational defense of God before the tribunal of human reason. But how can we deal with 'the wound of negativity?' Claudia Welz explores responses that do not end up in a theodicy. Instead of asking about the origin and sense (or non-sense) of evil and suffering, she considers God's (non)phenomenality, the dialectics of God's givenness and hiddenness. Neither God nor evil is given 'as such;' rather, God and evil are determined for someone as something within specific contexts of experience. How does God appear in human life, and how is his phenomenal presence or non-presence related to the ambiguities of our lives? In the center of the book, Kierkegaard's and Rosenzweig's answers, their reasons for having no reason to defend God and their ethics of love are discussed 'between' German idealism and French phenomenology. Both of them follow Kant's practical turn of the problem of theodicy, oppose Hegel's theodicy through history and anticipate Levinas' idea to look for the traces of God's transcendence in human movements of self-transcendence. Moreover, they have remarkable contributions to the current debates on 'metaphysics of presence' and 'onto-theology.' In dialogue with Levinas, the presence of God's love is in question, in dialogue with Derrida God's presence as a gift, and in dialogue with Marion the gift of God's presence as a so-called 'saturated' self-giving phenomenon . In conclusion to these discussions, theology is developed as semiotic phenomenology of the Invisible.
He admits his position is a kind of panentheism . Inevitably then his view of divine transcendence is less than adequate . In overemphasizing divine immanence ,
Moltmann fails to maintain a creative balance between divine transcendence ...
Author: Chan Ho Park
Publisher: Peter Lang
Since Augustine many philosophers and theologians have discussed the relation of God to time, whereas the relation between God and space has been rarely discussed. This book deals with the relationship of God to space. Divine transcendence is one important aspect of the Christian God. However, God is also immanent in the world of space and time. The author investigates the concept of divine spatiality and presents case studies of three modern theologians: Torrance, Pannenberg and Moltmann. He also analyses divine spatiality by using Dyrness's three categories: relationship, agency and embodiment.
In this chapter, I wish to examine various aspects of this dialectic of immanence
and transcendence which informs so much of Eckhart's discourse about God,
both in his Latin scholastic writings and in his vernacular sermons.2 As would be
Author: Sonya Sikka
Publisher: SUNY Press
Oriented toward the question of God, this book sets up a dialogue between Heidegger and four medieval authors: St. Bonaventure, Meister Eckhart, Johannes Tauler, and Jan van Ruusbroec.
TRANSCENDENCE: Essential Elements of Commonality As the reader will no
doubt have seen, the similarities between the three sages studied here are
remarkable. There are so many areas where their doctrines and experiences
Author: Reza Shah-Kazemi
Publisher: World Wisdom, Inc
Compares and shares insights into the Transcendent Absolute from the spiritual perspectives of three key historical religious figures in Hinduism, Islam, and Christianity, in a reference that focuses on a theme of transcendence and explains a spiritual vision that underlies all religions. Original.
Transcendence. Early in book 10 of the Republic, Plato has Socrates set out his
famous, or rather infamous, criticism of poetry and by implication, of all art.81 In a
series of clearly problematic arguments, Socrates begins with the implication ...
Author: Drew A. Hyland
Publisher: SUNY Press
This book explains how to read Plato, emphasizing the philosophic importance of the dramatic aspects of the dialogues, and showing that Plato is an ironic thinker and that his irony is deeply rooted in his philosophy.
This book will be an important resource for students and scholars of philosophy and for all those interested in twentieth-century continental ideas.
Author: Richard Holmes
Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
In The Transcendence of the World, Richard Holmes brings together some of the major figures in the phenomenological movement to help explain our experience of the world—the world meant as independent of any particular awareness of it. Focussing on the writings of Edmund Husserl, Martin Heidegger, and Jean-Paul Sartre, Holmes delivers an accessible and coherent account of both the method and results of phenomenological analysis. He offers a critical appraisal of the works of these great thinkers and presents his own radical analyses in order to make sense of our experience of the world, and also the theory of quantum mechanics that purports to describe this world. This book will be an important resource for students and scholars of philosophy and for all those interested in twentieth-century continental ideas.
This “something above” has had many names, but the philosophers tended to
think ofit under the terminology of transcendence, using especially the terms the
one, the good, the true, and the beautiful to describe that which transcends
Author: Glenn Olsen
Publisher: CUA Press
*A bold and provocative assessment of the current prospects for religion in our culture*