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Dead Transcendence: Blanchot, Heidegger, and the Reverse of Language

Dead Transcendence: Blanchot, Heidegger, and the Reverse of Language <jats:sec><jats:title>Abstract</jats:title><jats:p>In this essay I will examine the development of the notion of transcendence in Blanchot's early critical writings. Doing so indicates the radical way that Blanchot reconfigures this central ontological and theological term by way of his readings of the literary use of language. In turn this exposes the essential relation between finitude and literature, something which the second part of the essay will examine by way of Heidegger's study of the myth of Er.</jats:p> </jats:sec> http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Research in Phenomenology Brill

Dead Transcendence: Blanchot, Heidegger, and the Reverse of Language

Research in Phenomenology , Volume 39 (1): 69 – Jan 1, 2009

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Brill
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© 2009 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
ISSN
0085-5553
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1569-1640
DOI
10.1163/156916408X389640
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Abstract

<jats:sec><jats:title>Abstract</jats:title><jats:p>In this essay I will examine the development of the notion of transcendence in Blanchot's early critical writings. Doing so indicates the radical way that Blanchot reconfigures this central ontological and theological term by way of his readings of the literary use of language. In turn this exposes the essential relation between finitude and literature, something which the second part of the essay will examine by way of Heidegger's study of the myth of Er.</jats:p> </jats:sec>

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Research in PhenomenologyBrill

Published: Jan 1, 2009

Keywords: anguish; Heidegger; transdescendence; ambiguity; Blanchot

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