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The Resource Another Finitude : messianic vitalism and philosophy, Agata Bielik-Robson

Another Finitude : messianic vitalism and philosophy, Agata Bielik-Robson

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Another Finitude : messianic vitalism and philosophy
Title
Another Finitude
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messianic vitalism and philosophy
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Agata Bielik-Robson
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Language
eng
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"Beginning from the notion of finite life, Another Finitude takes this staple subject from post-Heideggerian philosophy and opposes it to the onto-theological concept of infinity, represented by an eternal absolute. Although critical of Heidegger and his definition of finitude as 'being-towards-death', this book does not revert to the ontological idea of infinity secured in the sacred image of immortality. But it also does not want to give up on infinity altogether; the infinite is transposed, so it can become a necessary moment of the finite life. A theological framework for the new elaboration of the concept of finitude is crucial; but instead of following the Lutheran formula, Agata Bielik-Robson turns to the sources of Judaism. Taking inspiration from the Jewish idea of torat hayim, the principle of finite life, which found the best expression in the biblical sentence: love strong as death; love emerges as the alternative marker of finitude, allowing to us redefine it in an affirmative way. By tracing the avatars of love in the group of 20th-century thinkers, or 'messianic vitalists'-Benjamin, Rosenzweig, Arendt, Derrida, and (deeply revised) Freud-the book attempts to demonstrate the possibility of such affirmation. Love becomes the new 'infinite-in-the-finite'; love in all its forms, from the original libidinal endowment of the human psyche to the last metamorphoses of agape, the Greco-Christian divine love."--Publisher's statement
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Bielik-Robson, Agata,
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index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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Political theologies
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  • Finite, The
  • Vitalism
  • Love
  • Judaism and philosophy
  • Ontology
  • Jewish philosophers
  • Jewish philosophers
  • Judaism and philosophy
  • Love
  • Ontology
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Another Finitude : messianic vitalism and philosophy, Agata Bielik-Robson
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Copyright
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Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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1088539721
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxiii, 287 pages
Isbn
9781350094079
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1088539721
Label
Another Finitude : messianic vitalism and philosophy, Agata Bielik-Robson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1088539721
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxiii, 287 pages
Isbn
9781350094079
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1088539721

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