Philosophy and the End of Sacrifice - Disengaging Ritual in Ancient India, Greece and Beyond - Peter Jackson

Philosophy and the End of Sacrifice - Disengaging Ritual in Ancient India, Greece and Beyond - Peter Jackson

11. Philosophical Sacrifice

Philosophy and the End of Sacrifice - Disengaging Ritual in Ancient India, Greece and Beyond - Peter Jackson

Marcia Sá Cavalcante Schuback [+-]
Södertörn University
Marcia Sá Cavalcante Schuback is Professor of Philosphy at Södertörn University, Sweden. Cavalcante Schuback has been Associate Professor at the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) in Brazil. Her field of research is continental philosophy, with focus on phenomenology, hermeneutics, German Idealism, and hermeneutical readings of ancient philosophy. Her latest monographs are Att tänka i skisser: essäer om bildens filosofi & filosofins bilder (2011), Being with the without (2013) and Dis-orientations. Philosophy, Literature and the Lost Grounds of Modernity (2015).

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This final chapter closes the historical circuit by addressing the continuation of sacrificial themes in contemporary continental philosophy. Marcia Sá Cavalcante Schuback’s point of departure is the relation between philosophy and sacrifice in Jean-Luc Nancy’s readings of the philosophy of sacrifice as proposed by Georges Bataille in the 1940s. In showing how Bataille’s philosophy of sacrifice accomplishes rather than overcomes the philosophical sacrifice of the singular for the sake of the universal, Nancy argues for a suspension of the philosophical concept of sacrifice and addresses the idea of an open offering of singular finite being. In question here is not the end of sacrifice, nor the sacrifice for ends, but the unsacrificeable finite offering of existence.

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Sa Cavalcante Schuback, Marcia. 11. Philosophical Sacrifice. Philosophy and the End of Sacrifice - Disengaging Ritual in Ancient India, Greece and Beyond. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 221-229 Feb 2016. ISBN 9781781791257. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=28082. Date accessed: 25 Sep 2017 doi: 10.1558/equinox.28082. Feb 2016

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