Seeing Through God

Seeing Through God : A Geophenomenology

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Playing on the several possible meanings of "Seeing Through God", Llewelyn explores the technology of looking at things and examines strategies developed by the Western sciences for seeing and observing. Surprisingly, Llewelyn finds that the so-called tough-minded practices of the physical sciences are very much at home with the so-called tender-minded practices of Eastern religions. Instead of opposing East and West, Llewelyn thinks that blending these spheres leads to a better understanding of aesthetic experience and imagination. In this blending, Llewelyn presents a phenomenological description of the imagination and the ethical and religious dimensions of the act of imagining. "Seeing Through God" touches on themes of salvation, the preservation of the environment, and the role of God our temptation to dishonour the earth. Posed at the intersection of continental philosophy and environmentalism, this unique book presents Llewelyn as one of the leading interpreters of the environmental phenomenology movement.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 216 pages
  • 152.9 x 236.2 x 16.5mm | 331.13g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 1 index
  • 0253216397
  • 9780253216397
  • 1,448,736

About John Llewelyn

John Llewelyn is Emeritus Reader in Philosophy at the University of Edinburgh. He is author of Appositions of Jacques Derrida and Emmanuel Levinas (IUP, 2002.)show more

Table of contents

Prologomena To Any Future Phenomenological Ecology What is phenomenology?; Ecologies and environments; Performance; Justice adjusted; Ancillae philosophiae 1.Gaia Scienza; 2. Occidental Orientation; 3. On the Saying that Philosophy Begins in Wonder; 4. Belongings; 5. A Footnote in the History of Phusis; 6. Touching Earth; 7. Seeing Through God; 8. Regarding Regarding; 9. Seeing Through Seeing Throughshow more

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"Seeing Through God is a major work - perhaps even the major work - by one of the most original voices in Continental philosophy today." --John Sallisshow more

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