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Paperback Strange Wonder: The Closure of Metaphysics and the Opening of Awe Book

ISBN: 0231146337

ISBN13: 9780231146333

Strange Wonder: The Closure of Metaphysics and the Opening of Awe

(Part of the Insurrections: Critical Studies in Religion, Politics, and Culture Series)

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Strange Wonder confronts Western philosophy's ambivalent relationship to the Platonic "wonder" that reveals the strangeness of the everyday. On the one hand, this wonder is said to be the origin of all philosophy. On the other hand, it is associated with a kind of ignorance that ought to be extinguished as swiftly as possible. By endeavoring to resolve wonder's indeterminacy into certainty and calculability, philosophy paradoxically secures...

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