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The untameable logic of sacrifice

Stokes, Patrick 2015, The untameable logic of sacrifice, Critical horizons, vol. 16, no. 3, pp. 299-304, doi: 10.1179/1440991715Z.00000000054.


Title The untameable logic of sacrifice
Author(s) Stokes, Patrick
Journal name Critical horizons
Volume number 16
Issue number 3
Start page 299
End page 304
Total pages 6
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Place of publication London, Eng.
Publication date 2015
ISSN 1440-9917
1568-5160
Keyword(s) Sacrifice
kenosis
Kierkegaard
Hegel
Kant
Summary Paolo Diego Bubbio's Sacrifice in the Post-Kantian Tradition offers a valuable and insightful discussion of the place of sacrifice plays in nineteenth century European philosophy, setting the stage for its emergence as a central theme in subsequent continental thought. Bubbio offers a strong case for the claim that the foundational move of the post-Kantian tradition is a fundamentally kenotic one. Bubbio is also critical of certain excesses in the way sacrifice is discussed in more recent work. However, the case of Kierkegaard in particular suggests kenosis is not so easily kept within the comfortable boundaries Bubbio prescribes for it: its excesses may be an integral part, rather than a hyperbolic distortion, of the logic of sacrifice.
Language eng
DOI 10.1179/1440991715Z.00000000054
Field of Research 220307 Hermeneutic and Critical Theory
2202 History And Philosophy Of Specific Fields
2203 Philosophy
1606 Political Science
Socio Economic Objective 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2015, Taylor & Francis
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30085394

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Centre for Citizenship and Globalisation
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