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One of the central arguments of post-metaphysical theology is that language is inherently 'metaphysical' and consequently that it shoehorns objects into predetermined categories. Because God is beyond such categories, it follows that language cannot apply to God. Drawing on recent work in theology and philosophy of language, Kevin Hector develops an alternative account of language and its relation to God, demonstrating that one need not choose between fitting God into a metaphysical framework, on the one hand, and keeping God at a distance from language, on the other. Hector thus elaborates a 'therapeutic' response to metaphysics: given the extent to which metaphysical presuppositions about language have become embedded in common sense, he argues that metaphysics can be fully overcome only by defending an alternative account of language and its application to God, so as to strip such presuppositions of their apparent self-evidence and release us from their grip.Read more
- Proposes a new understanding of theological language by combining the best recent work in theology and in philosophy of language
- Introduces a novel approach to post-metaphysical theology, developing an alternative account of language and its relation to God
- Traces a path between various discourses, including theology, analytic philosophy, 'Continental' philosophy and critical social theory
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- Date Published: October 2011
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9780521279703
- length: 312 pages
- dimensions: 216 x 138 x 15 mm
- weight: 0.43kg
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
1. Therapy for metaphysics
2. Concepts, rules, and the spirit of recognition
3. Meaning and meanings
4. Reference and presence
5. Truth and correspondence
6. Emancipating theology
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- Philosophy of Language and Interpretation
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