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Difficult Atheism: Post-Theological Thinking in Alain Badiou, Jean-Luc Nancy and Quentin Meillassoux

Christopher Watkin


This book shows how contemporary French philosophy is rethinking the legacy of the death of God in ways that take the debate beyond the narrow confines of atheism into the much broader domain of post-theological thinking. The argument traces its way through the different approaches of Alain Badiou, Jean-Luc Nancy and Quentin Meillassoux, showing how each thinker elaborates a distinctive account of the ‘post-theological’, each moving beyond atheism and seeking to follow the death of God in a different way. The term ‘post-theological’ is used to describe a position that has moved beyond the twin ... More

Keywords: Death of God, Atheism, Theology, Atheology, God, Metaphysics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780748640577
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640577.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christopher Watkin, author