Towards a religious speculative materialism: a critique of Meillassoux's 'Virtual' God
Urpeth, Jim (2012) Towards a religious speculative materialism: a critique of Meillassoux's 'Virtual' God. In: Thinking the Absolute: Speculation, Philosophy and the End of Religion, 28 Jun - 1 Jul 2012, Liverpool Hope University, Liverpool, UK. (Unpublished)Full text not available from this repository.
This paper sketches a critical response to Meillassoux's articulation of a 'philosophical divine' in "Spectral Dilemma" and 'The Divine Inexistence'. Reference is also made to his critical discussion of the 'return of religion' in 'After Finitude'. Meillassoux's overlooking of the (atheistic) religious possibilities of an ontology of contingency is highlighted and his avowals of messianism, hope and justice interrogated. The issue of the place of 'religion' within 'speculative materialism' is raised in relation to the question of how to conceive a religion of immanence.
|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)|
|Additional Information:|| Paper presented in parallel session at 'Thinking the Absolute: Speculation, Philosophy and the End of Religion' - an international conference of the Association for Continental Philosophy of Religion - held 28 June to 1 July 2012, Liverpool Hope University, Liverpool, UK.|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||philosophy of religion, Meillassoux, speculative materialism|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)|
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
|School / Department / Research Groups:||School of Humanities & Social Sciences|
School of Humanities & Social Sciences > Department of Social, Political & Cultural Studies
|Last Modified:||10 Aug 2012 17:16|
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