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Kantian antitheodicy : philosophical and literary varieties

Author: Sami Pihlström; Sari Kivistö
Publisher: Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book defends antitheodicism, arguing that theodicies, seeking to excuse God for evil and suffering in the world, fail to ethically acknowledge the victims of suffering. The authors argue for this view using literary and philosophical resources, commencing with Immanuel Kant's 1791 "Theodicy Essay" and its reading of the Book of Job. Three important twentieth century antitheodicist positions are explored,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Immanuel Kant; Immanuel Kant
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sami Pihlström; Sari Kivistö
ISBN: 9783319408828 3319408828
OCLC Number: 950953469
Description: ix, 320 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: 1. Acknowledgments.- 2. Introduction.- 3. Chapter 1: Kantian Antitheodicism and Job's Sincerity.- 4. Chapter 2: Suffering and Forgiveness in Kafka and Post-Holocaust Antitheodicism.- 5. Chapter 3: Evil, Absurdity, and Nonsense: Beckettian and Wittgensteinian Reflections.- 6. Chapter 4: Pragmatism, Suffering, and Truthfulness: From James to Rorty to Orwell.- 7. Conclusion: The Transcendental Antitheodicy of the "Sick Soul".- References.- Index.
Responsibility: Sami Pihlström, Sari Kivistö.

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This book defends antitheodicism, arguing that theodicies, seeking to excuse God for evil and suffering in the world, fail to ethically acknowledge the victims of suffering.  Read more...

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