On Seizing the Source: Toward a Phenomenology of Religious Violence

  title={On Seizing the Source: Toward a Phenomenology of Religious Violence},
  author={Michael Staudigl},
  journal={International Journal of Philosophical Studies},
  pages={744 - 782}
  • M. Staudigl
  • Published 19 October 2016
  • Philosophy
  • International Journal of Philosophical Studies
Abstract In this paper I argue that we need to analyze ‘religious violence’ in the ‘post-secular context’ in a twofold way: rather than simply viewing it in terms of mere irrationality, senselessness, atavism, or monstrosity – terms which, as we witness today on an immense scale, are strongly endorsed by the contemporary theater of cruelty committed in the name of religion – we also need to understand it in terms of an ‘originary supplement’ of ‘disengaged reason’. In order to confront its… 

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