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William Desmond’s Philosophy between Metaphysics, Religion, Ethics, and Aesthetics

Thinking Metaxologically

Editors: Vanden Auweele, Dennis (Ed.)

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  • Discusses the philosophical relevance of metaxological philosophy from the perspective of William Desmond
  • Considers the contribution of metaxology to debates in metaphysics, philosophy of religion, ethics, philosophical theology, and aesthetics
  • Includes a response from William Desmond
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This volume collects seventeen new essays by well-established and junior scholars on the philosophical relevance of metaxological philosophy and its main proponent, William Desmond. The volume mines metaxological thought for its salience in contemporary discussions in Continental philosophy, specifically in the fields of metaphysics, philosophy of religion, ethics, and aesthetics. Among others, topics under discussion include the goodness of being, the existence and nature of God, and the aesthetic dimensions of human becoming. Interest in metaxological philosophy has been on the rise in recent years, and this volume provides both a practical introduction and thorough engagements with it by experts in the field. The volume concludes with a series of responses by William Desmond on the issues raised by the contributors.


About the authors

Dennis Vanden Auweele is a postdoctoral researcher (FWO) at the University of Leuven, Belgium. He is the author of The Kantian Foundation of Schopenhauer’s Pessimism (2017) and Pessimism in Kant’s Ethics and Rational Religion (forthcoming).

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“William Desmond’s work is like a sparkling, multi-faceted diamond. Its many faces expand and enrich its deep inner core (the idea of the between) without compromising its integrity.  This volume is multi-faceted in two further ways.  Its contributors come at Desmond’s work from a rich variety of places on the philosophical landscape, and in so doing they bring his work into constructive engagement with an equally rich variety of other thinkers, traditions, and themes.” (Merrold Westphal, author of In Praise of Heteronomy and Overcoming Onto-Theology)

“This is an artful collection of the work of the highest order by the leading luminaries in the field. It is a fitting tribute to the work of William Desmond, one of the most important continental philosophers of religion of the day. A must read.” (John D. Caputo, author of The Weakness of God) 

Table of contents (19 chapters)

Table of contents (19 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-98992-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-98991-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
William Desmond’s Philosophy between Metaphysics, Religion, Ethics, and Aesthetics
Book Subtitle
Thinking Metaxologically
Editors
  • Dennis Vanden Auweele
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-98992-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-98992-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-98991-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 343
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