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Chapter 1: Weak Belief and Vattimo’s Return To Christianity
I. Introduction to the Argument
A. Thesis, Problem, Method
II. Weak Religious Belief and Post-Metaphysical Ethics
A. Ethics without Transcendence
III. Conclusion: Justice as the Horizon of Belief
Chapter 2: Metaphysics, Post-Metaphysics, and Vattimo’s Belief
I. The Heideggerian Context for Vattimo’s Belief
A. Heidegger and Metaphysics
B. Onto-theology, Post-Metaphysics and Christianity
II. Vattimo’s Justification for his Belief
A. Christianity as a Transcendental, Historical Condition of Postmodernity
B. Consequences for Belief
III. Conclusion: The Loss of an Object of Belief
Chapter 3: Weak Belief and the Distortion of Metaphysics
I. Arguments For and Against Weak Belief
A. Rorty’s Criticism of Vattimo’s Belief
B. Vattimo’s Response to Rorty
II. From the Semantic Problem to the Problem of Possibility
A. A Post-Metaphysical Relation to Metaphysics: Verwindung
B. The Problem Statement
Chapter 4: Weak Belief and the Decline of Certainty
I. The Possibility of Weak Belief
A. The Possibility of a Weak Distinction
II. Weak Belief as Believing with Uncertainty
A. Believing that One Believes
III. Conclusion: Becoming Ethical Believers
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Zielke--The Decline of Certainty

Zielke--The Decline of Certainty

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Published by: Mark Leonard on Mar 05, 2011
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