The neighbor : three inquiries in political theology - Reinhard, Kenneth; Žižek, Slavoj; Santner, Eric L
Reinhard, Kenneth; Žižek, Slavoj; Santner, Eric L
{| class="book-info__params" | Author: | Slavoj Zizek |- | File type: | pdf |- | Series: | Religion and postmodernism |- | Publisher: | University of Chicago Press |- | Year: | 2005 |- | Language: | English |- | ISBN: | 0-226-70738-5,9780226707389,9780226707396,0-226-70739-3,9780226707402,0226707407 |- | Time Added: | Wed Feb 13 2019 14:02:04 GMT+0300 (MSK) |- | Author: | Slavoj Zizek |- | File type: | pdf |- | Size: | 657 kb |- | City: | Chicago |- | Edition: | |- | Pages: | 190 |- | Id: | 1432848 |- | Time Modified: | Wed Feb 13 2019 14:02:04 GMT+0300 (MSK) |- | Extension: | pdf |- | Bibtex: | "Reinhard and Kenneth; Žižek and Slavoj; Santner and Eric L", |- | | "The neighbor : three inquiries in political theology" |}
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In ''Civilization and Its Discontents</I>, Freud made abundantly clear what he thought about the biblical injunction, first articulated in Leviticus 19:18 and then elaborated in Christian teachings, to love one's neighbor as oneself. "Let us adopt a naive attitude towards it," he proposed, "as though we were hearing it for the first time; we shall be unable then to suppress a feeling of surprise and bewilderment." After the horrors of World War II, the Holocaust, Stalinism, and Yugoslavia, Leviticus 19:18 seems even less conceivable—but all the more urgent now—than Freud imagined.

In ''The Neighbor</I>, three of the most significant intellectuals working in psychoanalysis and critical theory collaborate to show how this problem of neighbor-love opens questions that are fundamental to ethical inquiry and that suggest a new theological configuration of political theory. Their three extended essays explore today's central historical problem: the persistence of the theological in the political. In "Towards a Political Theology of the Neighbor," Kenneth Reinhard supplements Carl Schmitt's political theology of the enemy and friend with a political theology of the neighbor based in psychoanalysis. In "Miracles Happen," Eric L. Santner extends the book's exploration of neighbor-love through a bracing reassessment of Benjamin and Rosenzweig. And in an impassioned plea for ethical violence, Slavoj Žižek's "Neighbors and Other Monsters" reconsiders the idea of excess to rehabilitate a positive sense of the inhuman and challenge the influence of Levinas on contemporary ethical thought.

A rich and suggestive account of the interplay between love and hate, self and other, personal and political, ''The Neighbor</I> will prove to be a touchstone across the humanities and a crucial text for understanding the persistence of political theology in secular modernity.</div>''''''
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