Modern thinkers have often declared the end, or even the "death," of the subject and have been searching for new ways of "being a self." Indeed, many contemporary scholars regard this search as one of the most significant effects of the general crisis of secularity. Post-Subjectivity is a contribution to that search, conducted with a renewed attention to the centrality of religion, in a pluralistic and global context. This volume of essays guides the reader through, but also beyond, the crises of modernity and postmodernity, toward an attempt to "resurrect" the subject in new forms. The volume resonates with voices from across the humanistic disciplines: the theological turn in recent phenomenology, new directions in Christian and Jewish theology, and reappraisals of figures in the history of philosophy, psychoanalysis, and the study of sexuality-all are represented in an attempt to rethink, from the beginning, what it is to be a "self."
- Hardback | 255 pages
- 148 x 212 x 25.4mm | 476.27g
- 15 May 2014
- Cambridge Scholars Publishing
- Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
- Unabridged edition
About Christoph Schmidt
Christoph Schmidt teaches philosophy at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His main research fields are political theology, philosophy of religion, and phenomenology.Merav Mack is a research fellow at the Harry Truman Institute for the Advancement of Peace at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She received her PhD in medieval history from the University of Cambridge and teaches contemporary Christianity at the Hebrew University.Andy R. German received his PhD from Boston University. He is an assistant professor of philosophy at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Be'er Sheva, where he focuses upon classical Greek philosophy and German thought of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.