The power of philosophy : thought and redemption

Roy, Kaustuv (2018) The power of philosophy : thought and redemption. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. ISBN 9783319969107

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Abstract

This book explores the possibility of philosophical praxis by weaving an ontological thread through four principal thinkers: Heidegger, Schelling, Goethe, and Heraclitus. It argues that a special kind of redemptive power awaits the structural understanding of thought that is beyond semantic formations such as concepts and ideational systems. The author claims that the “power” is negative in nature, trans-personal, and derived directly from the understanding of thought as a structural pulse. The book travels backwards in time, encountering successively Heidegger’s critique of calculative thinking, Schelling’s Mind/Nature relation, Goethe’s Delicate Empiricism, and the aphoristic wisdom of Heraclitus in search of a redemptive power that lies in the self-knowledge of thought. This power is ontological and not historical or developmental; it is the same at all times and all points of history. The author refers to the praxis as “philosophical bilingualism.

Item Type: Book
Uncontrolled Keywords: Phenomenology
Subjects: Philosophy & psychology
Divisions: Azim Premji University > School of Education
Depositing User: Mr. Sachin Tirlapur
Date Deposited: 03 Oct 2018 10:58
Last Modified: 03 Oct 2018 11:00
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URI: http://publications.azimpremjifoundation.org/id/eprint/1452
Publisher URL: https://www.palgrave.com/in/book/9783319969107

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