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Fire Backstage

Philip Rieff and the Monastery of Culture

by Christopher Cain Elliott (Author)
Monographs 157 Pages

Summary

At present, the name and writings of Philip Rieff (1922-2006) hang under a sign of neglect. This book is an attempt to identify precisely what has been lost through this lack of critical attention, arguing that Rieff’s lifework marks a singular contribution to the fields of reactionary apocalyptics and social and cultural studies. Providing a working definition for the horizon of contemporary Jewish philosophy, this book also suggests how Rieff uniquely contributes to this field of speculative inquiry with an insufficiently appreciated, but essential, theory of psycho-theology

Details

Pages
157
ISBN (PDF)
9783653029727
ISBN (Hardcover)
9783631644102
Language
English
Publication date
2013 (November)
Tags
Jewish Philosophy Apocalyptics Messianism Kulturtheorie Jüdische Philosohie
Published
Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2013. 157 pp.

Biographical notes

Christopher Cain Elliott (Author)

Cain Elliott holds a doctorate in philosophy from the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of Sciences, a master’s degree from Lancaster University (United Kingdom), and a bachelor’s degree from Grinnell College (USA).

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