A Philosophy of the Unsayable by William P. Franke

By William P. Franke

In A Philosophy of the Unsayable, William Franke argues that the come upon with what exceeds speech has develop into the an 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 appearing the philosophical principles it expounds. Franke engages with philosophical theologies and philosophies of faith within the debate over adverse theology and indicates how apophaticism infiltrates the pondering even of these who try and deny or delimit it. In six cohesive essays, Franke explores primary facets of unsayability. within the first and 3rd essays, his philosophical argument is carried via with acute recognition to modes of unsayability which are printed most sensible through literary works, rather 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 glossy, concentrating on 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 by way of postmodern idea, fairly Jean-Luc Nancy’s deconstruction of Christianity. within the final essays, Franke treats the strain 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 conception of unsayability, that's knowledgeable via his long-standing engagement with significant representatives of apophatic proposal within the Western tradition.

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