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Critical Times (2020) 3 (3): 403–442.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Talal Asad Abstract This essay is an attempt at thinking through Wittgenstein's philosophy in order to clarify some aspects of what people call “religion.” Central to it is an exploration of the polarity between belief and practice and an attempt to reframe that polarity in terms of the mutually...
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Critical Times (2020) 3 (3): 401–402.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Charles Hirschkind Abstract In the lead essay to this special section, Talal Asad explores some of the avenues opened up by Wittgenstein's work for students of religion. Highlighting some of the philosopher's key insights on the life of language, Asad argues that, instead of taking the opposition...
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Critical Times (2020) 3 (3): 464–470.
Published: 01 December 2020
... summons Wittgenstein, who broadly seeks to “heal” from confusions, including through efforts to step “outside” thinking. 3 I am here using heal and pain in a very specific sense: to heal through thawing out our thinking about religion and recovering it from the painful deep freeze to which...
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Critical Times (2020) 3 (3): 443–449.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Gil Anidjar © 2020 Gil Anidjar 2020 This is an open access article distributed under the terms of a Creative Commons license (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0). Man könnte auch sagen: einer denkt, wenn er in bestimmter Weise lernt. —Wittgenstein When speaking of “religions,” one is likely...
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Critical Times (2020) 3 (3): 471–477.
Published: 01 December 2020
... silence. This figure of the “dissolution of language” appears with consistency (if in various guises) across Asad's writings, though perhaps nowhere more so than in his present essay on Wittgenstein and religion. Asad's reading of the philosopher reveals a strong convergence in their two styles of inquiry...
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Critical Times (2020) 3 (3): 450–455.
Published: 01 December 2020
... need acknowledgment and engagement by academic political theory remains an open question, one that I have explored elsewhere. 3 In this piece, Talal Asad engages in his usual insightful and generous manner with Wittgenstein, but the intuition about religion that he elaborates comes from...
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Critical Times (2020) 3 (3): 456–463.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Bruce B. Lawrence © 2020 Bruce B. Lawrence 2020 This is an open access article distributed under the terms of a Creative Commons license (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0). I am reading, absorbing, and reflecting on Talal's essay, “Thinking about Religion through Wittgenstein,” in the midst...
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Critical Times 10235964.
Published: 19 September 2022
... in Minima Moralia, congeals, and what sense of the social and of language attaches to it. In particular, Adorno s critique of the good man who rules himself as 6 I borrow the term form of life, ( Lebensform from Wittgenstein, and yet I wish to ask about a form of life made manifest in critique...
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Critical Times (2019) 2 (3): 353–369.
Published: 01 December 2019
... makes the world molded to its enumeration. Algorithmic life is, in short, a lifeworld, life and world delimited by the reach of algorithmic reference. If the limit of the world is the limit of its language, then it could be said (riffing on Ludwig Wittgenstein) that the limit of the world—in shape...