Among many other things, the meta- physics that both Pickstock and Derrida reject and that she argues Plato also rejected leads inevitably to mathbis, a spatialized abstraction of knowledge into a fixed, non- or transtemporal set of categories.
Such an escape is possible only through an understanding of and resistance to mathhis. I am the co-founder of a critical international field-changing theological movement, Radical Orthodoxy with John Milbank and Graham Ward, London: She offers an extended commentary on the text of the Roman Rite, according to which the liturgical act is impossible in the sense that it is grammatically in the middle voice, neither in control of itself as modernists, advocating the active voice, want it to benor quite out of control as postmodernists, suggesting the passive voice, must take it to be but, rather, an extended doxological apostrophe that returns to God the gift of its own possibility and in so doing constitutes the human subject as it is meant to be: The disagreement on what Plato really meant can be left to the experts who will certainly disagree among themselves about it.
The Derridean critique, notoriously, sees orality as implying a fixed and frozen metaphysics of presence and is partly derived from a strong reading of Plato. Set your country here to find out accurate prices Country: Subject area and speciality The application of linguistics to theories of religious language, analogy and liturgy, with a consideration of the implications of this interaction for linguistics itself A critical consideration of postmodern philosophy in relation to the re-interpretation of premodern theology A reconsideration of the Platonic tradition in interaction with the Biblically based faiths, in particular the question of theurgy and understandings of the soul College Fellow and tutor Research Interests My research is concerned with the relationship between theology and philosophy, and of both to language, poetics and the history of ideas.
It is, as well, a deeply interesting book to read: But this book is no exercise in whimsy; neither is it an attempt to be outre, to shock the intellectual bourgeoisie of the academy for whom, by now, it is a truism but taken still to be true that all philosophy is a kind of writing.
It is sceptically challenged from within, for example, by the sometimes rival claims of cultural history, contextualized explanation, or media studies. Pickstock reads Derrida through Christian, eucharis- tic, trinitarian theology and shows him to be wanting. In contrast to the perspectives of Post-structuralism, Catherine Pickstock proposes that signs are part of reality, and that they truthfully express the real.
Her argument deserves to be widely discussed: For her, the resurrection is the condition of the possibility of all meaning, just as the real presence in the eucha- ristic act the synaxis, the act that is the mystical body, corpus mysticum is the condi- tion of the possibility of the unification of the body of the historical Christ corpus clzristi with the Body of Christ that is the Church corpus ecclesiasticum.
She sees Plato as de- fending orality understood as embodied speechthe importance of temporality, the necessity of freedom though always in partial subjectionand the doxologi- cal celebration of the gift. After Writing is not free of problems. Philosophy, for Picks- tock, gets into difficulties it cannot get out of unless it accedes to the understand- ing of its own activities implied by the Roman Rite.
The quest for the identity and consistency of the thing leads us from the subject through fiction and history and to sacred history, to shape an ontology which is also a literary theory and a literary artefaction.
Instead, Pickstock ex- plains what theology, construed liturgically and doxologically, really is and has the temerity to argue that only by its means can there be a "redemptive restoration of true subjectivity" p. On the Liturgical Consummation of Philosophy.
Other Professional Activities Editorial work and service to the discipline I am guest-editing two special issues of international peer-reviewed journals: Routledge2 book series Radical Orthodoxy, Routledge, and Illuminations, Blackwellseveral series of workshops and conferences, an online journala research centre ; there have been countless published and online responses see for example http:After Writing provides a significant contribution to the growing genre of works which offers a challenge to modern and postmodern accounts of Christianity.
About the Author Catherine Pickstock is a Research Fellow at Emmanuel College, Cambridge. Buy After Writing: On The Liturgical Consummation of Philosophy (Challenges in Contemporary Theology) by Catherine Pickstock (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.5/5.
The title is After Writing: The Liturgical Consummation of Philosophy. The author: philosopher Catherine Pickstock. The book came as something of a shock, partially because of its brilliance and partially because, so little that is both new and true ever appears in any field.
This book was both. Professor Catherine Pickstock. Faculty of Divinity About us; Study here; Research areas; People. poetics and the history of ideas. In After Writing () and later articles, I apply modern linguistics to theories of religious language, analogy and liturgy, and serve on several journal and book series Editorial Boards.
I have served on. After Writing provides a significant contribution to the growing genre of works which offers a challenge to modern and postmodern accounts of All Book Search results » About the author () Catherine Pickstock is a Research Fellow at Emmanuel College, Cambridge.
Bibliographic information. Title: After Writing: On the Liturgical 1/5(1). The Literary Agenda is a series of short polemical monographs about the importance of literature and of reading in the wider world and about the state of literary education inside schools and universities.
The category of 'the literary' has always been contentious. What is clear, however, is how increasingly it is dismissed or is unrecognised as a way of thinking or an arena for thought.Download