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Norman Wirzba, Bruce Ellis Benson, and a world crew of philosophers and theologians describe how a number of expressions of philosophy are reworked by means of the self-discipline of affection. what's at stake is how philosophy shades and shapes the way in which we obtain and have interaction one another, our global, and God. Focusing totally on the Continental culture of philosophy of faith, the paintings provided during this quantity engages thinkers resembling St. Paul, Meister Eckhart, Kierkegaard, Husserl, Heidegger, Ricoeur, Derrida, Marion, Zizek, Irigaray, and Michele Le Doeuff. rising from the booklet is a posh definition of the knowledge of affection which demanding situations how we expect approximately nature, social justice, religion, gender, production, drugs, politics, and ethics.

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5. See Pierre Hadot’s essay ‘‘Ancient Spiritual Exercises and ‘Christian Philosophy’,’’ in Philosophy as a Way of Life, ed. Arnold I. Davidson (Oxford: Blackwell, 1995), 126–44. 6. The Cloud of Unknowing, ed. William Johnston (New York: Doubleday, 1973), 54. 7. Simone Weil writes: ‘‘To love purely is to consent to distance, it is to adore the distance between ourselves and that which we love’’ (Gravity and Grace [London: Routledge, 1963], 58). This is why she also notes that love is the only real organ for genuine contact with existence (57).

Knopf, 2003), 837. 13. Jean-Luc Marion, Prolegomena to Charity, trans. Stephen E. Lewis (New York: Fordham University Press, 2002), 166. Marion further compares our ‘‘making room’’ for another with God’s original creative hospitality that makes room for creatures to be (167). In this respect, authentic human love is patterned upon God’s love. 14. ‘‘The presence of the Other is equivalent to this calling into question of my joyous possession of the world’’ (Emmanuel Levinas, Totality and Infinity: An Essay on Exteriority, trans.

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