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Human, Life, And Other Sacred Stuff, William Robert Jun 2015

Human, Life, And Other Sacred Stuff, William Robert

William Robert

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Nude, Glorious, Living, William Robert Jun 2015

Nude, Glorious, Living, William Robert

William Robert

No abstract provided.


A Mystic Impulse: From Apophatics To Decreation In Pseudo-Dionysius, Meister Eckhart, And Simone Weil, William Robert Jun 2015

A Mystic Impulse: From Apophatics To Decreation In Pseudo-Dionysius, Meister Eckhart, And Simone Weil, William Robert

William Robert

This article articulates a mystically motivated apophatic subjectivity that emerges from Simone Weil's life and thought. It does so genealogically, via excursions into Pseudo- Dionysius's and Meister Eckhart's negative theologies. These genealogical excursions expose Weil’s resonances with and differences from these earlier thinkers of Christian apophasis. To highlight these differences, this article pays particular attention to two spiritual exercises, attention and decreation. Taken together, they point out a tragic sense pulsing through and informing Weil's remarkable religious thought and praxis.


Performing Religiously Between Passion And Resistance, William Robert Jun 2015

Performing Religiously Between Passion And Resistance, William Robert

William Robert

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Antigone's Nature, William Robert Jun 2015

Antigone's Nature, William Robert

William Robert

Antigone fascinates G.W.F. Hegel and Luce Irigaray, both of whom turn to her in their explorations and articulations of ethics. Hegel and Irigaray make these re-turns to Antigone through the double and related lenses of nature and sexual difference. This essay investigates these figures of Antigone and the accompanying ethical accounts of nature and sexual difference as a way of examining Irigaray's complex relation to and creative uses of Hegel's thought.