Rethinking Faith: Heidegger between Nietzsche and Wittgenstein

Rethinking Faith: Heidegger between Nietzsche and Wittgenstein

By: Antonio Cimino (editor), Gert-Jan van der Heiden (editor)Paperback

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Heidegger has often been considered as the proponent of the end of metaphysics in the post-Hegelian philosophy, due to his persistent attempts to overcome the onto-theological framework of traditional metaphysics. Yet, this dismissal of metaphysical, theological, and religious motives is deeply ambiguous since new forms of metaphysical and religious experience re-emerge in his philosophical works. Heidegger shares this ambiguous relation to the notions of faith and religion with authors such as Nietzsche and Wittgenstein whose works are also marked by a critique of metaphysics and by a characteristic rethinking of the role of faith and religion. In fact, all three still remain, among other things, reference points for contemporary philosophical debates relating to the phenomenon of religion and faith. Rethinking Faith explores how the phenomena of religion and faith are present in the works of Heidegger, Nietzsche, and Wittgenstein, and how these phenomena are brought into play in their discussion of the classical metaphysical motives they criticize.

About Author

Antonio Cimino is a postdoctoral researcher at Radboud University in Nijmegen, The Netherlands. His books include Ontologia, storia, temporalita: Heidegger, Platone e l'essenza della filosofia (2005) and Phanomenologie und Vollzug: Heideggers performative Philosophie des faktischen Lebens (2013). Gert-Jan van der Heiden is Professor of Metaphysics at Radboud University in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. His books include The Truth (and Untruth) of Language (2010), De stem van de doden (2012) and Ontology after Ontotheology (2014).


Acknowledgements Contributors Introduction Part 1: The Phenomenon of Religion 1. Understanding Religious Faith: A Hermeneutical Approach Ben Vedder (Radboud University in Nijmegen, The Netherlands) 2. Is Ontology the Last Form of Idolatry? A Dialogue between Heidegger and Marion Claudio Tarditi (University of Turin, Italy) 3. A Religious End of Metaphysics? Heidegger, Meillassoux, and the Question of Fideism Jussi Backman (University of Jyvaskyla, Finland) Part 2: Faith and Reason 4. "How we, too, are still pious.": The Status of Truth and the Irreducibility of Faith in the Work of Nietzsche Carlotta Santini (Princeton University, USA) 5. Dionysius, Apollo, and other Goettliche: Denial and Excess of Meaning in Nietzsche, Heidegger and Wittgenstein Tobias Keiling (Albert-Ludwigs-Universitat Freiburg, Germany) 6. "A way of living, or a way of assessing life": Wittgenstein on Faith, Reason, and Philosophy Chantal Bax (Radboud University in Nijmegen, The Netherlands) 7. A Question of Faith: Heidegger's Destructed Concept of Faith as the Origin of Questioning in Philosophy Vincent Blok (Wageningen University, The Netherlands) Part 3: Pauline Resonances 8. Heidegger on Religious Faith: The Development of Heidegger's Thinking about Faith between 1920 and 1928 Ezra Delahaye (Radboud University in Nijmegen, The Netherlands) 9. The Experience of Contingency and the Attitude to Life: Nietzsche and Heidegger on Paul Gert-Jan van der Heiden (Radboud University in Nijmegen, The Netherlands) 10. Paul as a Challenge for Contemporary Philosophers: Nietzsche, Heidegger, and Agamben Antonio Cimino (Radboud University in Nijmegen, The Netherlands) Index

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