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Difficult atheism : post-theological thinking in Alain Badiou, Jean-Luc Nancy and Quentin Meillassoux

Author: Christopher Watkin
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©2011.
Series: Crosscurrents (Edinburgh University Press)
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'Difficult Atheism' shows how contemporary French philosophy is rethinking the legacy of the death of God in ways that take the debate beyond the narrow confines of atheism into the much broader domain of post-theological thinking.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Watkin, Christopher.
Difficult atheism.
Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 2011
(DLC) 2011431709
(OCoLC)693812349
Named Person: Alain Badiou; Jean-Luc Nancy; Quentin Meillassoux; Alain Badiou; Quentin Meillassoux; Jean-Luc Nancy
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Watkin
ISBN: 9780748646302 0748646302
OCLC Number: 741354402
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 281 pages).
Contents: Cover; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; Series Editor's Preface; Introduction: Atheisms Today; 1. The God of Metaphysics; 2. The God of the Poets; 3. Difficult Atheism; 4. Beyond A/theism? Quentin Meillassoux; 5. The Politics of the Post-Theological I: Justifying the Political; 6. The Politics of the Post-Theological II: Justice; General Conclusion: How to Follow an 'Atheism' That Never Was; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Crosscurrents (Edinburgh University Press)
Responsibility: Christopher Watkin.

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'Difficult Atheism' shows how contemporary French philosophy is rethinking the legacy of the death of God in ways that take the debate beyond the narrow confines of atheism into the much broader domain of post-theological thinking.

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