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Act of religion - Oath, Prayer, Parable in contemporary philosophy

Act of religion - Oath, Prayer, Parable in contemporary philosophy

dr Urszula Idziak-Smoczyńska Seminar/ 30 h / 4 ECTS / summer semester

The course will be devoted to the analysis of selected religious categories present in contemporary philosophical discourse. The choice of the parable, the oath and the prayer offers a wide perspective on the philosophical dialogue with religion in the XXth/XXIst centuries, spreading from individualistic approach (prayer) to political theory (oath). Although this choice is primarly dictated by a linguistic revolution in the realm of continental philosophy drawing on meaning only through linguistic figures. The oath, the prayer and the parable will thus be taken under consideration as a grammar of religious experience, in accordance with Nietzsche’s statement that we won’t get rid of God being still faithful to grammar”. 1) The narrative of the end of metaphysics 2) Zoon legon echon 3) The cartesian fable as method 4) The history of „mana” as floating signifier 5) Against communication 6)The parable as new philosophical paradigm 7)The parable of the prodigal son between Jews and Christians 8) Ludwig Wittgenstein as a philosopher of the parable, 9) The body as subject of confession? 10) Performative certainty 11) A prayer for the impossible 12) Walter Benjamin and the language of justice 13) The archeology of the oath 14) The confessing subject 15) The calling subject

e-mail: urszula.idziak-smoczynska@uj.edu.pl

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