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Lars Albinus

Religion as a philosophical matter: Concerns about truth, name, and habitation

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Is it philosophically enlightening to regard religion as a kind of world-relation? How does philosophy itself relate to the world? And how is philosophy related to religion? In this book, Lars Albinus fleshes out these questions by trying to conceptualize human concerns with naming the world, making it true, and making it a home in light of something that transcends it. The inquiry performed in the book may be especially interesting to scholars and students within the fields of philosophy, philosophy of religion, and the general studies of religion as it works out new perspectives for a philosophy of religion that aims beyond the internal questions of rationality within a theological tradition, on the one hand, and the outer criticism of religion from naturalistic quarters, on the other. Instead, the book places philosophy of religion within a wider philosophical view in line with groundbreaking thoughts about culture and a basic human 'conditionality' among interwar philosophers such as Ernst Cassirer, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Walter Benjamin, and Martin Heidegger. Finally it draws a line to Jean-Luc Nancy’s deconstruction of Christianity which can also be seen as a deconstruction of a certain form of philosophy.
Translated title of the contributionReligion som et filosofisk anliggende
Original languageEnglish
Place of publicationWarzawa, Berlin
PublisherDe Gruyter
Number of pages250
ISBN (Print)978-3-11-046865-6
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-11-046866-3, 978-3-11-046873-1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2016

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