Religion, War and the Crisis of Modernity: A Special Issue Dedicated to the Philosophy of Jan Patočka
The New Yearbook for Phenomenology and Phenomenological Philosophy provides an annual international forum for phenomenological research in the spirit of Husserl's groundbreaking work and the extension of this work by such figures as Scheler, Heidegger, Sartre, Levinas, Merleau-Ponty and Gadamer.
Contributors: Ivan Chvatík, Nicolas de Warren, James Dodd, Eddo Evink, Ludger Hagedorn, Jean-Luc Marion, Claire Perryman-Holt, Marcia Sá Cavalcante Schuback, Michael Staudigl, Christian Sternad , and Ľubica Učník.
Table of Contents
Introduction Ludger Hagedorn and James Dodd Part 1: Myth, Faith, Sacrifice, and History 1. Time, Myth, Faith (1952) Jan Patočka (Translated by Ludger Hagedorn) 2. The Dangers of Technicization in Science according to E. Husserl and the Essence of Technology as Danger according to M. Heidegger (Varna Lecture, 1973) Jan Patočka (Translated by Erazim Kohák) 3. Jan Patočka and the Sacrificial Experience Claire Perryman-Holt 4. "Christianity Unthought" - A Reconsideration of Myth, Faith, and Historicity Ludger Hagedorn 5. The Gift of Life. Jan Patočka and the Christian Heritage Eddo Evink 6. Philosophy in Dark Times. An Essay on Jan Patočka’s Philosophy of History James Dodd Part 2: Nihilism and the Crisis of Modernity 7. On Masaryk's Philosophy of Religion (1977) Jan Patočka (Translated by Jiří Rothbauer, revised by James Dodd, Christina Gschwandtner and Ludger Hagedorn) 8. Jan Patočka’s Studies on Masaryk Ivan Chvatík 9. The Gift of Eternity Nicolas de Warren 10. Fatigue of Reason. Patočka’s Reading of The Brothers Karamazov Ludger Hagedorn 11. Patočka’s Discussion with Dostoyevsky on the Future of Science and Christianity, Ľubica Učník Part 3: Jan Patočka and Krzysztof Michalski Introduction Nicolas de Warren 12. Letters Between Krzysztof Michalski and Jan Patočka (1973–1976) (Edited by Nicolas de Warren. Translated by Nicolas de Warren, Patrick Eldridge, and Vera Tylzanowski) Part 4: Jan Patočka and Contemporary Phenomenology of Religion 13. Givenness - Dispensation of the World Jean-Luc Marion (Translated by Christina Gschwandtner) 14. Specters of the Sacred. Jan Patočka, or: The Hidden Source of Jacques Derrida’s “Phenomenology of Religion” Christian Sternad 15. Patočka’s Critique of Existentialism Marcia Sá Cavalcante Schuback 16. Human Existence and Vertical Life. A Study of Jan Patočka’s Phenomenological Anthropology Michael Staudig Varia 17. Direct Perception, Inter-subjectivity, and Social Cognition: Why Phenomenology is a Necessary But Not Sufficient Condition Jack Reynolds 18. Max Scheler and the Stratification of the Emotional Life Saulius Geniusas 19. Thomas Sheebohm in Memorium Olav Wiegand. Index
James Dodd is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the New School for Social Research, USA. He is the author of Violence and Phenomenology (Routledge, 2009, 2014), and Crisis and Reflection: An Essay on Husserl’s Crisis of the European Sciences (2004). He is currently working on a book on phenomenology and architecture.
Ludger Hagedorn is Research Leader at the Institute for Human Sciences (IWM) in Vienna, Austria. From 2005 to 2009 he was Purkyne-Fellow at the Czech Academy of Sciences. His main interests include phenomenology, political philosophy, modernity and secularization. He also lectures at New York University in Berlin.