Coverart for item
The Resource Philosophical myths of the fall, Stephen Mulhall

Philosophical myths of the fall, Stephen Mulhall

Label
Philosophical myths of the fall
Title
Philosophical myths of the fall
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Mulhall
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Did post-Enlightenment philosophers reject the idea of original sin and hence the view that life is a quest for redemption from it? In Philosophical Myths of the Fall, Stephen Mulhall identifies and evaluates a surprising ethical-religious dimension in the work of three highly influential philosophers--Nietzsche, Heidegger, and Wittgenstein. He asks: Is the Christian idea of humanity as structurally flawed something that these three thinkers aim simply to criticize? Or do they, rather, end up by reproducing secular variants of the same mythology? Mulhall argues that each, in different ways, develops a conception of human beings as in need of redemption: in their work, we appear to be not so much capable of or prone to error and fantasy, but instead structurally perverse, living in untruth. In this respect, their work is more closely aligned to the Christian perspective than to the mainstream of the Enlightenment. However, all three thinkers explicitly reject any religious understanding of human perversity; indeed, they regard the very understanding of human beings as originally sinful as central to that from which we must be redeemed. And yet each also reproduces central elements of that understanding in his own thinking; each recounts his own myth of our Fall, and holds out his own image of redemption. The book concludes by asking whether this indebtedness to religion brings these philosophers' thinking closer to, or instead forces it further away from, the truth of the human condition. --From publisher's description
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mulhall, Stephen
Dewey number
128.092/2
Index
index present
LC call number
BD450
LC item number
.M85 2007eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Princeton monographs in philosophy
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm
  • Wittgenstein, Ludwig
  • Heidegger, Martin
  • Philosophical anthropology
  • Fall of man
  • Heidegger, Martin
  • Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm
  • Wittgenstein, Ludwig
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • Philosophical anthropology
Label
Philosophical myths of the fall, Stephen Mulhall
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: 2005
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgments; Introduction; CHAPTER 1 The Madman and the Masters: Nietzsche; CHAPTER 2 The Dying Man and the Dazed Animal: Heidegger; CHAPTER 3 The Child and the Scapegoat: Wittgenstein; Conclusion; Index
Control code
329858950
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 126 pages).
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400826650
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt10ksm
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)329858950
Label
Philosophical myths of the fall, Stephen Mulhall
Publication
Note
Originally published: 2005
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgments; Introduction; CHAPTER 1 The Madman and the Masters: Nietzsche; CHAPTER 2 The Dying Man and the Dazed Animal: Heidegger; CHAPTER 3 The Child and the Scapegoat: Wittgenstein; Conclusion; Index
Control code
329858950
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 126 pages).
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400826650
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt10ksm
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)329858950

Library Locations

    • Ellis LibraryBorrow it
      1020 Lowry Street, Columbia, MO, 65201, US
      38.944491 -92.326012
Processing Feedback ...