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The Need for a Theological Approach to Death

David Albert Jones

in Approaching the End: A Theological Exploration of Death and Dying

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199287154
eISBN:
9780191713231
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199287154.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Theology

At least two well-developed bodies of literature have emerged on practical questions relating to death, one the concern of psychology, the other the concern of ethics. These flow from two basic ... More


Death-Drive: Freudian Hauntings in Literature and Art

Robert Rowland Smith

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748640393
eISBN:
9780748671601
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640393.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book takes Freud's work on the death-drive and compares it with other philosophies of death — those of Pascal, Heidegger and Derrida in particular. It also applies it in a new way to literature ... More


Skeptical and Scientific “Post-philosophy”

Isabelle Thomas-Fogiel

in The Death of Philosophy: Reference and Self-reference in Contemporary Thought

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231147781
eISBN:
9780231519632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231147781.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter examines the thesis of the death of philosophy by focusing on the most radical antiphilosophers, which it calls the “post-contemporary philosophers.” In particular, it analyzes the ideas ... More


Conclusion

Isabelle Thomas-Fogiel

in The Death of Philosophy: Reference and Self-reference in Contemporary Thought

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231147781
eISBN:
9780231519632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231147781.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This book has demonstrated that it is possible to understand philosophy without the end of its history and its history without the end of philosophy. To do so, it has analyzed the theme of the end or ... More


“Saying and the Said”: Two Paradigms for the Same Subject

Isabelle Thomas-Fogiel

in The Death of Philosophy: Reference and Self-reference in Contemporary Thought

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231147781
eISBN:
9780231519632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231147781.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter offers a critique of two philosophical traditions—both the most widely practiced and the most different in style—within the context of the death of philosophy: Continental philosophy and ... More


The Death of Philosophy: Reference and Self-reference in Contemporary Thought

Isabelle Thomas-Fogiel

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231147781
eISBN:
9780231519632
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231147781.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Philosophers debate the death of philosophy as much as they debate the death of God. Immanuel Kant claimed responsibility for both philosophy’s beginning and end, while Martin Heidegger argued it ... More


The Antispeculative View: Habermas as an Example

Isabelle Thomas-Fogiel

in The Death of Philosophy: Reference and Self-reference in Contemporary Thought

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231147781
eISBN:
9780231519632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231147781.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter offers a critique of Jürgen Habermas’s contemporary philosophy, with particular emphasis on its “antispeculative” habitus. This “antispeculative” habitus is entirely structured around a ... More


Kant’s Shadow in the Current Philosophical Landscape

Isabelle Thomas-Fogiel

in The Death of Philosophy: Reference and Self-reference in Contemporary Thought

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231147781
eISBN:
9780231519632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231147781.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter examines contemporary approaches that challenge philosophy’s status as a first, distinct, and autonomous discipline—either through self-dissolution in the hard sciences, philology, or ... More


Questioning the History of Philosophy

Isabelle Thomas-Fogiel

in The Death of Philosophy: Reference and Self-reference in Contemporary Thought

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231147781
eISBN:
9780231519632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231147781.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter offers a critique of the history of philosophy in order to challenge the idea of the death of philosophy and explains how historicism can be overcome without returning to the past. It ... More


A Definition of the Model: Scientific Learning and Philosophical Knowledge1

Isabelle Thomas-Fogiel

in The Death of Philosophy: Reference and Self-reference in Contemporary Thought

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231147781
eISBN:
9780231519632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231147781.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter challenges the thesis of the death of philosophy and proposes a remedy it calls the reflexive a priori in order to try to overcome the crisis engendered by the current “reflexive ... More


Beyond the Death of Philosophy

Isabelle Thomas-Fogiel

in The Death of Philosophy: Reference and Self-reference in Contemporary Thought

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231147781
eISBN:
9780231519632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231147781.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter shows how it is possible to go beyond the theme of the death of philosophy. The law of self-reference brings to light an a priori principle that was not thematized by Immanuel Kant nor ... More


Critique: A Positivist Theory of Knowledge or Existential Ontology?

Isabelle Thomas-Fogiel

in The Death of Philosophy: Reference and Self-reference in Contemporary Thought

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231147781
eISBN:
9780231519632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231147781.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter examines the general lessons to be drawn from Martin Heidegger’s reading of Immanuel Kant by focusing on his systematic counterpoint to Hermann Cohen’s reading. The opposition can be ... More


The Model of Self-reference’s Consistency

Isabelle Thomas-Fogiel

in The Death of Philosophy: Reference and Self-reference in Contemporary Thought

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231147781
eISBN:
9780231519632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231147781.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter evaluates the consistency of the reflexive a priori model that it proposes to challenge the thesis of the death of philosophy by trying to overcome the crisis engendered by the current ... More


The “Race to Reference”

Isabelle Thomas-Fogiel

in The Death of Philosophy: Reference and Self-reference in Contemporary Thought

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231147781
eISBN:
9780231519632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231147781.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter examines what Jocelyn Benoist calls the “race to reference.” Interest in the problem of reference would be a kind of reaction against Kantian idealism and, in general, against any form ... More


The Model’s Fecundity

Isabelle Thomas-Fogiel

in The Death of Philosophy: Reference and Self-reference in Contemporary Thought

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231147781
eISBN:
9780231519632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231147781.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter examines the fecundity of the reflexive a priori model that it proposes to challenge the thesis of the death of philosophy. The question of the fecundity of the principle of congruence ... More


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