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Read online The Faith of the Faithless: Experiments in Political Theology.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Faith of the Faithless: Experiments in Political Theology The return to religion has perhaps become the dominant clich of contemporary theory which rarely offers anything more than an exaggerated echo of a political reality dominated by religious war Somehow the secular age seems to have been replaced by a new era where political action flows directly from metaphysical conflict em The Faith of the Faithless em asks how we might respond Following Critchley s em Infinitely Demanding em this new book builds on its philosophical and political framework also venturing into the questions of faith love religion and violence Should we defend a version of secularism and quietly accept the slide into a form of theism or is there another way From Rousseau s politics and religion to the return to St Paul in Taubes Agamben and Badiou via explorations of politics and original sin in the work of Schmitt and John Gray Critchley examines whether there can be a faith of the faithless a belief for unbelievers Expanding on his debate with Slavoj i ek Critchley concludes with a meditation on the question of violence and the limits of non violence by Simon Critchley

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The Faith of the Faithless: Experiments in Political Theology
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Number of Pages:302
Category:Philosophy, Religion, Politics, Non fiction, Theology, Theory
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In this enlightening new Very Short Introduction Simon Critchley shows us that Continental philosophy encompasses a distinct set of philosophical traditions and practices with a compelling range of problems all too often ignored by the analytic tradition He discusses the ideas and approaches of philosophers such as Kant Hegel Nietzsche Husserl Heidegger Sartre Habermas Foucault and Derrida He also introduces key concepts such as existentialism nihilism and phenomonology by explaining their place in the Continental tradition br The perfect guide for anyone interested in the great philosophers this volume explains in lucid straightforward language the split between Continental and Anglo American philosophy and the importance of acknowledging Continental philosophy br About the Series Combining authority with wit accessibility and style Very Short Introductions offer an introduction to some of life s most interesting topics Written by experts for the newcomer they demonstrate the finest contemporary thinking about the central problems and issues in hundreds of key topics from philosophy to Freud quantum theory to Islam br, b From this renowned philosopher comes a debut work of fiction at once a brilliant pr cis of the history of philosophy a semiautobiographical meditation on the absurd relationship between knowledge and memory and a very funny story br b br A French philosopher dies during a savage summer heat wave Boxes carrying his unpublished papers mysteriously appear in Simon Critchley s office Rooting through them Critchley discovers a brilliant text on the ancient art of memory and a cache of astrological charts predicting the deaths of various philosophers Among them is a chart for Critchley himself laying out in great detail the course of his life and eventual demise While waiting for his friend s prediction to come through Critchley receives the missing final box which contains a maquette of Giulio Camillo s sixteenth century Venetian memory theater a space supposed to contain the sum of all knowledge With nothing left to hope for Critchley devotes himself to one final project before his death the building of a structure to house his collective memories and document the remnants of his entire life, Does humour make us human or do the cats and dogs laugh along with us em On Humour em is a fascinating beautifully written and funny book on what humour can tell us about being human Simon Critchley skilfully probes some of the most perennial but least understood aspects of humour such as our tendency to laugh at animals and our bodies why we mock death with comedy and why we think it s funny when people act like machines He also looks at the darker side of humour as rife in sexism and racism and argues that it is important for reminding us of people we would rather not be, Simon Critchley is one of the most provocative lucid and wide ranging philosophers writing today This book provides an intimate portrait of his thought in a series of extended conversations focused on four themes death love humour and authenticity