Beyond the Philosopher's Fear

Beyond the Philosopher's Fear

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Based on a detailed analysis of gender in Stanley Cavell's treatment of the skeptical problem, this book addresses the relationship between gender and religion in modern skepticism. Engaging in dialogue with Julia Kristeva's philosophy, Viefhues claims that a religious problem underlies Cavell's understanding of the feminine. The feminine which the skeptic fears is construed as a placeholder for the beyond, marking the transcendence of our origins which are elusive yet at the same time part of ourselves. It is argued that a religious question of origins thus lies at the heart of the modern skeptical problem.It would not help to provide someone with a manual nor would it help to go closer , to turn on the lights or to have him touch it/him/her: a#39;In ... Empathetic projection is good enough for our calling something a human being, but it is not the best case, either. To see someone as a human being is a dialogical enterprise. ... (when in fact it is an android) and sometimes misidentify 76 Beyond the Philosophera#39;s Fear .

Title:Beyond the Philosopher's Fear
Author: Professor Ludger H Viefhues-Bailey
Publisher:Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. - 2012-10-01

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