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Strange Wonder - The Closure of Metaphysics and the Opening of Awe (Paperback): Mary-Jane Rubenstein

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Strange Wonder - The Closure of Metaphysics and the Opening of Awe (Paperback)

Mary-Jane Rubenstein

Series: Insurrections: Critical Studies in Religion, Politics, and Culture

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"Strange Wonder" confronts Western philosophy's ambivalent relationship to the Platonic "wonder" that reveals the strangeness of the everyday. On the one hand, this wonder is said to be the origin of all philosophy. On the other hand, it is associated with a kind of ignorance that ought to be extinguished as swiftly as possible. By endeavoring to resolve wonder's indeterminacy into certainty and calculability, philosophy paradoxically secures itself at the expense of its own condition of possibility.

"Strange Wonder" locates a reopening of wonder's primordial uncertainty in the work of Martin Heidegger, for whom wonder is first experienced as the shock at the groundlessness of things and then as an astonishment that things nevertheless "are." Mary-Jane Rubenstein traces this double movement through the thought of Emmanuel Levinas, Jean-Luc Nancy, and Jacques Derrida, ultimately thematizing wonder as the awesome, awful opening that exposes thinking to devastation as well as transformation. Rubenstein's study shows that wonder reveals the extraordinary in and through the ordinary, and is therefore crucial to the task of reimagining political, religious, and ethical terrain.

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Imprint: Columbia University Press
Country of origin: United States
Series: Insurrections: Critical Studies in Religion, Politics, and Culture
Release date: October 2010
First published: October 2010
Authors: Mary-Jane Rubenstein (Professor and Chair)
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 13mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 272
ISBN-13: 978-0-231-14633-3
Categories: Books > Reference & Interdisciplinary > Interdisciplinary studies
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Books > Humanities > Philosophy > Western philosophy > Modern Western philosophy, c 1600 to the present
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Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > General > Philosophy of religion > General
Books > Humanities > Philosophy > Western philosophy > Modern Western philosophy, c 1600 to the present > Western philosophy, from c 1900 - > General
Books > Philosophy > Western philosophy
Books > Philosophy > Western philosophy > Modern Western philosophy, c 1600 to the present
Books > Philosophy > Western philosophy > Modern Western philosophy, c 1600 to the present > Western philosophy, from c 1900 -
Books > Philosophy > Western philosophy > Modern Western philosophy, c 1600 to the present > Western philosophy, from c 1900 - > General
Books > Religion & Spirituality > General > Philosophy of religion
Books > Religion & Spirituality > General > Philosophy of religion > General
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LSN: 0-231-14633-7
Barcode: 9780231146333

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