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An Atheism That Is Not Humanist Emerges in French Thought

Geroulanos, Stefanos

2010

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    An Atheism That Is Not Humanist Emerges in French Thought
  • Author: Geroulanos, Stefanos
  • Description: This book seeks to explain the critiques of humanism and the "negative" philosophical anthropologies that dominated mid-century philosophy and traces the appearance of a new, non-humanist atheism in twentieth-century French thought..
    Intro -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Abbreviations -- Man Under Erasure: Introduction -- I. The 1930s -- Introduction: Bourgeois Humanism and a First Death of Man -- 1. The Anthropology of Antifoundational Realism: Philosophy of Science, Phenomenology, and “Human Reality” in France, 1928–1934 -- 2. No Humanism Except Mine! Ideologies of Exclusivist Universalism and the New Men of Interwar France -- 3. Alexandre Kojève’s Negative Anthropology, 1931–1939 -- 4. Inventions of Antihumanism, 1935: Phenomenology, the Critique of Transcendence, and the Kenosis of Human Subjectivity in Early Existentialism -- II. The Postwar Decade -- Introduction: The Humanist Mantle, Restored and Retorn -- 5. After the Resistance (1): Engagement, Being, and the Demise of Philosophical Anthropology -- 6. Atheism and Freedom After the Death of God: Blanchot, Catholicism, Literature, and Life -- 7. After the Resistance (2): Merleau-Ponty, Communism, Terror, and the Demise of Philosophical Anthropology -- 8. Man in Suspension: Jean Hyppolite on History, Being, and Language -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index -- .
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Publisher: Redwood City: Stanford University Press
  • Identifier: E-ISBN: 9780804774246 ; ISBN: 9780804762984
  • Subjects: Atheism -- France -- History -- 20th century ; Humanism -- France -- History -- 20th century ; Philosophical anthropology -- France -- History -- 20th century ; Philosophy, French -- 20th century
  • Language: English
  • Source: Ebook Central Perpetual and DDA titles (ProQuest)

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