immanent transcendence reconfiguring materialism in continental philosophy

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Immanent Transcendence

Author : Patrice Haynes
ISBN : 9781441121523
Genre : Philosophy
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Overthe last twenty years materialist thinkers in the continental tradition haveincreasingly emphasized the category of immanence. Yet the turn toimmanence has not meant the wholesale rejection of the concept oftranscendence, but rather its reconfiguration in immanent or materialist terms:an immanent transcendence. Through an engagement with the work ofDeleuze, Irigaray and Adorno, Patrice Haynes examines how the notion ofimmanent transcendence can help articulate a non-reductive materialism by whichto rethink politics, ethics and theology in exciting new ways. However,she argues that contrary to what some might expect, immanent accounts of matterand transcendence are ultimately unable to do justice to materialfinitude. Indeed, Haynes concludes by suggesting that a theisticunderstanding of divine transcendence offers ways to affirm fully materialimmanence, thus pointing towards the idea of a theological materialism.

Dalit Theology After Continental Philosophy

Author : Y.T. Vinayaraj
ISBN : 9783319312682
Genre : Philosophy
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This book, steeped in the traditions of both postcolonial theory and Continental philosophy, addresses fundamental questions about God and theology in the postcolonial world. Namely, Y.T. Vinayaraj asks whether Continental philosophies of God and the ‘other’ can attend to the struggles that entail human pain and suffering in the postcolonial context. The volume offers a constructive proposal for a Dalit theology of immanent God or de-othering God as it emerges out of the Lokayata, the Indian materialist epistemology. Engaging with the post-Continental philosophers of immanence such as Gilles Deleuze, Giorgio Agamben, Catherine Malabou, and Jean-Luc Nancy, Vinayaraj explores the idea of a Dalit theology of God and body in the post-Continental context. The book investigates how there can be a Dalit theology of God without any Christian philosophical baggage of transcendentalism. The study ends with a clarion call for Indian Christian Theology to take a turn toward an immanence that is political and polydoxical in content.

New Materialism

Author : Rick Dolphijn
ISBN : 1607852810
Genre : Materialism
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Creolizing Hegel

Author : Michael Monahan
ISBN : 1786600242
Genre : Philosophy
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Creolizing Hegel brings together transdisciplinary scholars presenting various approaches to creolizing the work of Hegel. The essays in this volume take Hegelian texts and themes across borders of method, discipline, and tradition.

Spinoza And The Politics Of Renaturalization

Author : Hasana Sharp
ISBN : 9780226750743
Genre : Philosophy
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There have been many Spinozas over the centuries: atheist, romantic pantheist, great thinker of the multitude, advocate of the liberated individual, and rigorous rationalist. The common thread connecting all of these clashing perspectives is Spinoza’s naturalism, the idea that humanity is part of nature, not above it. In this sophisticated new interpretation of Spinoza’s iconoclastic philosophy, Hasana Sharp draws on his uncompromising naturalism to rethink human agency, ethics, and political practice. Sharp uses Spinoza to outline a practical wisdom of “renaturalization,” showing how ideas, actions, and institutions are never merely products of human intention or design, but outcomes of the complex relationships among natural forces beyond our control. This lack of a metaphysical or moral division between humanity and the rest of nature, Sharp contends, can provide the basis for an ethical and political practice free from the tendency to view ourselves as either gods or beasts. Sharp’s groundbreaking argument critically engages with important contemporary thinkers—including deep ecologists, feminists, and race and critical theorists—making Spinoza and the Politics of Renaturalization vital for a wide range of scholars.

A Materialism For The Masses

Author : Ward Blanton
ISBN : 9780231166911
Genre : Religion
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Nietzsche and Freud saw Christianity as metaphysical escapism, with Nietzsche calling the religion a “Platonism for the masses” and faulting Paul the apostle for negating more immanent, material modes of thought and political solidarity. Integrating this debate with the philosophies of difference espoused by Gilles Deleuze, Michel Foucault, Jacques Derrida, Jacques Lacan, and Pier Paolo Pasolini, Ward Blanton argues that genealogical interventions into the political economies of Western cultural memory do not go far enough in relation to the imagined founder of Christianity. Blanton challenges the idea of Paulinism as a pop Platonic worldview or form of social control. He unearths in Pauline legacies otherwise repressed resources for new materialist spiritualities and new forms of radical political solidarity, liberating “religion” from inherited interpretive assumptions so philosophical thought can manifest in risky, radical freedom.

Plastic Bodies

Author : Tom Sparrow
ISBN : 1785420011
Genre : Philosophy
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Alongside readings of Merleau-Ponty and Levinas, Plastic Bodies digs into an array of ancient, modern, and contemporary texts in search of the resources needed to rebuild the concept of sensation. It assembles a speculative aesthetics that is both a realist theory of sensation and a philosophy of embodiment that breaks the form of the "lived" body.

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