By William P. Franke

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 bounds of language. The publication 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 destructive 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 points of unsayability. within the first and 3rd essays, his philosophical argument is carried via with acute cognizance to modes of unsayability which are published top by way of literary works, relatively 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 specially as present in Damascius and as illuminated by way of postmodern concept, really Jean-Luc Nancy’s deconstruction of Christianity. within the final essays, Franke treats the strain among modern techniques 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 ebook develops Franke's particular thought of unsayability, that is trained by way of his long-standing engagement with significant representatives of apophatic concept within the Western tradition.

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