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Kantian antitheodicy

by Sami Pihlström | 10 November 2016
Category: Philosophy
Synopsis
This book defends antitheodicism, arguing that theodicies, seeking to excuse God for evil and suffering in the world, fail to ethically acknowledge the victims of suffering. The authors argue for this view using literary and philosophical resources, commencing with Immanuel Kant's 1791 "Theodicy Essay" and its reading of the Book of Job. Three important twentieth century antitheodicist positions are explored, including "Jewish" post-Holocaust ethical antitheodicism, Wittgensteinian antitheodicism exemplified by D.Z. Phillips and pragmatist antitheodicism defended by William James. The authors argue that these approaches to evil and suffering are fundamentally Kantian. Literary works such as Franz Kafka's The Trial , Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot , and George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four , are examined in order to crucially advance the philosophical case for antitheodicism.
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Synopsis
This book defends antitheodicism, arguing that theodicies, seeking to excuse God for evil and suffering in the world, fail to ethically acknowledge the victims of suffering. The authors argue for this view using literary and philosophical resources, commencing with Immanuel Kant's 1791 "Theodicy Essay" and its reading of the Book of Job. Three important twentieth century antitheodicist positions are explored, including "Jewish" post-Holocaust ethical antitheodicism, Wittgensteinian antitheodicism exemplified by D.Z. Phillips and pragmatist antitheodicism defended by William James. The authors argue that these approaches to evil and suffering are fundamentally Kantian. Literary works such as Franz Kafka's The Trial , Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot , and George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four , are examined in order to crucially advance the philosophical case for antitheodicism.
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Product Details

ISBN - 9783319408828
Format -
Publisher -
Published - 10/11/2016
Categories - All, Books, History and Politics, Politics Philosophy, Philosophy
No. of Pages - 293
Weight - 548
Edition - 1st edition 2017
Series - - Not Available
Page Size - 21
Language - en-US
Readership Age - Not Available
Table of Contents - Not Available

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