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Words Fail : Theology, Poetry, and the Challenge of Representation (Hardcover) (Colby Dickinson)

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There has been much philosophical speculation on the potential failure of language as well as the search for a presentation of the “thing itself” beyond representation. Words Fail pursues the writings of a trio of philosophers—Jacques Derrida, Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe, and Giorgio Agamben—as prime examples of how modern poetry presents us with a profitable vantage point from which to survey the ongoing struggle of living in a highly fragmented world.Alongside these thinkers, this book looks specifically at the form of spirituality that is given shape by this intersection of poetics and theological-philosophical reflection—all of which offer rich suggestions about our spiritual nature.
Number of Pages: 114
Genre: Philosophy, Religion + Beliefs, Literary Criticism
Series Title: Perspectives in Continental Philosophy
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Fordham Univ Pr
Author: Colby Dickinson
Language: English
Street Date: October 3, 2016
TCIN: 51821300
UPC: 9780823272839
Item Number (DPCI): 248-34-5447

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