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Redemptive Hope: From the Age of Enlightenment to the Age of Obama

Akiba J. Lerner

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780823267910
eISBN:
9780823272433
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823267910.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This is a book about our need for redemptive narratives to ward off despair and the dangers these same narratives create by raising expectations that are seldom fulfilled. This book also explores the ... More


Introduction

Akiba J. Lerner

in Redemptive Hope: From the Age of Enlightenment to the Age of Obama

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780823267910
eISBN:
9780823272433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823267910.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This is a book about our need for redemptive narratives to ward off despair and the dangers these same narratives create by raising expectations that are seldom fulfilled. The story of the rise of ... More


Richard Rorty’s Social Hope and Postmetaphysical Redemption

Akiba J. Lerner

in Redemptive Hope: From the Age of Enlightenment to the Age of Obama

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780823267910
eISBN:
9780823272433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823267910.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Chapter 4 is devoted to the fourth and final stage represented by Rorty’s neo-pragmatic proposal to ground social hopes in human solidarity. Rorty forged a new path toward fulfilling the emancipatory ... More


Habermas on Religion and Postmetaphysical Philosophy in Political Discourse

Nicholas Wolterstorff and Terence Cuneo

in Understanding Liberal Democracy: Essays in Political Philosophy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199558957
eISBN:
9780191744808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558957.003.0016
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Among the most prominent themes in the publications of Jürgen Habermas over the past decade is that of the inter-relations among religion, postmetaphysical philosophy, and political discourse. The ... More


Jewish Thought in the Wake of Auschwitz: Margarete Susman’s The Book of Job and the Destiny of the Jewish People

Willi Goetschel

in The Discipline of Philosophy and the Invention of Modern Jewish Thought

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823244966
eISBN:
9780823252510
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823244966.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter examines Jewish thought in the context of Margarete Susman's The Book of Job and the Destiny of the Jewish People. It suggests that in this book Susman attempted to advance a ... More


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