Words Fail : Theology, Poetry, and the Challenge of Representation Hardback
Part of the Perspectives in Continental Philosophy series
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.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 136 pages
- Publisher: Fordham University Press
- Publication Date: 03/10/2016
- Category: Literary theory
- ISBN: 9780823272839
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