Foucault and Augustine: Reconsidering Power and Love / Edition 1

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780268028695
  • Publisher: University of Notre Dame Press
  • Publication date: 10/28/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 312
  • Product dimensions: 6.28 (w) x 9.04 (h) x 0.91 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Ch. 1 Dynamic Fragility: An Analysis of Power and Love 7
Harmony and Rupture: A Theology of Relational Dependence
Power's Social Omnipresence
Power's Social Mechanics
Ambiguous Relations and Intransigent Dangers
Ch. 2 Vertigo and Complicity: Unraveling the Complexities of Social Evil 47
The Namelessness of Social Evil
Anonymity, Authorship, and Responsibility
The Enigmatic Closeness of Social Evil
Metaphors of Permeation
Ch. 3 Desires, Habits, and Governance: A Case Study of Performative Vulnerabilities 83
The Power of Desiring and Social Configuration
The Power of Habituation and Social Configuration
Ch. 4 Fragile Relations and the Price of Perfection: The Lust for Certitude 111
Moral Ambiguity and the Search for Social Perfection
The Wisdom of Sorrow and the Ethic of Humility
Modern Transformations of Sin and Salvation
Ch. 5 Deconstructing Privileged Discourses: The Ambiguity of Social Achievements 159
The Rhetoric of Glory: Ancient Dangers of Ordering Disorder
The Rhetoric of Progress: Modern Dangers of Ordering Disorder
Epilogue: Paradoxes of Political Hope and Humility 207
Notes 221
Selected Bibliography 279
Index 293
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