The Twilight of the Doxai: Or, How to Philosophize with a Whac-A-Mole™ Mallet

@article{Rubenstein2012TheTO,
  title={The Twilight of the Doxai: Or, How to Philosophize with a Whac-A-Mole{\texttrademark} Mallet},
  author={M. Rubenstein},
  journal={Method \& Theory in The Study of Religion},
  year={2012},
  volume={24},
  pages={64-70}
}
  • M. Rubenstein
  • Published 2012
  • Philosophy
  • Method & Theory in The Study of Religion
This article evaluates the hermeneutic value of the category of belief from the perspective of a broadly "continental" philosophy of religion. From Socrates's dismantling of his interlocutors' doxai to Pseudo-Dionysius's un-saying of the divine names to Kierkegaard's noetic divestment to Derrida's aporetic genealogies, it argues that "belief " is the target, rather than the telos, of philo- sophic scrutiny. For the authors engaged here, beliefs are phantasms—uninterrogated positions that uphold… Expand
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