On the possibility of conversation between distinct discourses Robert Jenson Do I then say that “E=mc²” and “The Son proceeds from the Father” work just the same way? I do not think I do. But I do say that insofar as either “E=mc²” or “The Son proceeds from the Father” is true, insofar as either has any […]
Stephen Mulhall on Culture readers of [Alasdair] MacIntyre and (to a lesser extent) [Charles] Taylor do not, I hazard to suggest, encounter hiddenness, surprise and opacity in the way that readers of Dostoevsky do. The narratives in which both authors cast their accounts of Western culture inexorably tend towards a certain kind of smoothness and […]
Today Stephen Mulhall is delivering the first of this year’s series of Stanton Lectures, hosted by the University of Cambridge.
The series is entitled:
The Great Riddle: Wittgenstein and Nonsense, Theology and Philosophy.
And the schedule runs as follows:
- 20 January: Nonsense and Theology: Exhausting the Options?
- 27 January: The Flounder and the Fisherman’s Wife: Tractarian Ethics, the Mystical and the Religious
- 3 February: Grammatical Thomism: Five Ways of Refusing to Make Sense
- 17 February: Analogical Uses and the Projectiveness of Words: Wittgenstein’s Vision of Language
- 24 February: Perfections and Transcendentals: Wittgenstein’s Vision of Philosophy
- 3 March: Authority and Revelation: Philosophy and Theology
The lectures are available for listening/downloading HERE!
DZ Phillips on religion and culture There is no necessity about the continued existence of Christianity. […] What if someone suggested that Sarah, Abraham’s wife, longed for the liberation of women in the sense in which this is widely sought in America today? The answer, of course, is that it is meaningless to attribute such […]
Stephen Mulhall introduces Wittgenstein (Part I) If you’ve got twenty minutes, you can catch the first half of a presentation Stephen Mulhall has given introducing the philosophy of Wittgenstein. It’s a contribution to St John’s Video Timeline Project. Mulhall’s a leading interpreter. (He’ll also be giving Cambridge’s Stanton lectures next year, which will commence on 20 Jan […]