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Going Beyond the Pairs: The Coincidence of Opposites in German Romanticism, Zen, and Deconstruction

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Going Beyond the Pairs: The Coincidence of Opposites in German Romanticism, Zen, and Deconstruction

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    Dennis McCort(Author)
Argues that German Romanticism, Zen Buddhism, and deconstruction, for all their cultural differences, are three expressions of a universal vision.

By going beyond the oppositionalism of nineteenth-century Romanticism and twentieth-century deconstruction, McCort compellingly demonstrates that these critical theories each indicate an implicit 'third, ' a triangulation of signification, in the face of difference. The surprise in the argument is that the radical wisdom concerning this coincidence of opposites comes from Zen! It is an Asian logic that makes going beyond Occidental pairs experientially and intellectually possible. David Miller, author of Three Faces of GodIn addition to building surprising bridges between these seemingly disparate literary and philosophical systems, McCort offers a new reading of deconstruction that helps us find a way out of the cul de sac of much current critical theory. Harold Coward, author of Derrida and Indian Philosophy""By going beyond the oppositionalism of nineteenth-century Romanticism and twentieth-century deconstruction, McCort compellingly demonstrates that these critical theories each indicate an implicit 'third, ' a triangulation of signification, in the face of difference. The surprise in the argument is that the radical wisdom concerning this coincidence of opposites comes from Zen! It is an Asian logic that makes going beyond Occidental pairs experientially and intellectually possible." -- David Miller, author of Three Faces of God

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  • PDF | 234 pages
  • Dennis McCort(Author)
  • State University of New York Press (21 Jun. 2001)
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