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By William P. Franke

In A Philosophy of the Unsayable, William Franke argues that the stumble upon with what exceeds speech has develop into the the most important philosophical factor of our time. He proposes an unique philosophy pivoting on research of the bounds of language. The ebook additionally deals readings of literary texts as poetically acting the philosophical principles it expounds. Franke engages with philosophical theologies and philosophies of faith within the debate over damaging theology and indicates how apophaticism infiltrates the considering even of these who try and deny or delimit it. In six cohesive essays, Franke explores basic facets of unsayability. within the first and 3rd essays, his philosophical argument is carried via with acute recognition to modes of unsayability which are published top through literary works, fairly via 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 sleek, targeting Hegel and French post-Hegelianism in his moment essay and on Neoplatonism in his fourth essay. He treats Neoplatonic apophatics in particular as present in Damascius and as illuminated via postmodern concept, fairly Jean-Luc Nancy’s deconstruction of Christianity. within the final essays, Franke treats the stress among modern ways to philosophy of religion—Radical Orthodoxy and appreciably secular or Death-of-God theologies. A Philosophy of the Unsayable will curiosity students and scholars of philosophy, literature, faith, and the arts. This publication develops Franke's specific concept of unsayability, that is educated via his long-standing engagement with significant representatives of apophatic proposal within the Western tradition.

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