Franklin

How theology shaped twentieth-century philosophy / Frank B. Farrell, Purchase College, SUNY.

Author/Creator:
Farrell, Frank B. author.
Publication:
New York : Cambridge University Press, 2019.
Format/Description:
Book
ix, 264 pages ; 22 cm
Edition:
1 [edition].
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Subjects:
Philosophy, Modern -- 20th century.
Philosophical theology.
Christianity -- Influence.
Theology.
Philosophy, Modern.
Summary:
Medieval theology had an important influence on later philosophy which is visible in the empiricisms of Russell, Carnap, and Quine. Other thinkers, including McDowell, Kripke, and Dennett, show how we can overcome the distorting effects of that theological ecosystem on our accounts of the nature of reality and our relationship to it. In a different philosophical tradition, Hegel uses a secularized version of Christianity to argue for a kind of human knowledge that overcomes the influences of late-medieval voluntarism, and some twentieth-century thinkers, including Benjamin and Derrida, instead defend a Jewish-influenced notion of the religious sublime. Frank B. Farrell analyzes and connects philosophers of different eras and traditions to show that modern philosophy has developed its practices on a terrain marked out by earlier theological and religious ideas, and considers how different philosophers have both embraced, and tried to escape from, those deep-seated patterns of thought.
Contents:
The thinning out of the world
Empiricism and theology
John McDowell : rejecting the defensive move inward
Aristotle Redivivus : on Saul Kripke
Hegel, theology, and Pippin's reading of Hegel
Walter Benjamin : incarnation or radical incommensurability?
Rolling back the Protestant Reformation : Wittgenstein and Dennett
Mcdowell (II) : active and passive faculties and the theological framework
Derrida, the religion of the sublime, and the messianic
Literature today and the sublime absence of aesthetic experience
Where do we go from here?
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-257) and index.
ISBN:
9781108491716
1108491715
OCLC:
1053583673