Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10756/288680
Title:
Excess, Sex & Elevation
Authors:
Shuker, Ronald Kurt
Abstract:
Excess, Sex & Elevation is an attempt to understand the desire for truth in the work of Emmanuel Levinas, Friedrich Nietzsche, and Fyodor Dostoevsky. Nothing is said about what truth is, but rather why it is wanted and how it is sought. Despite their different religious beliefs (Levinas a Jew, Nietzsche an atheist, Dostoevsky a Christian), the three thinkers hold remarkably similar conceptions of truth. Truth is an individual pursuit -- upwards. The self experiences a crisis of conscience upon discovering its originary excess, which is sex. The self suffers spiritually for what it is physically through the art of ascesis, turning the lust for sex into the desire for truth. And therein begins the self's elevation to the heights of truth.
Advisors:
Zuidervaart, Lambert
Affiliation:
Institute for Christian Studies
Publisher:
Institute for Christian Studies
Issue Date:
Jan-2006
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10756/288680
Additional Links:
http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/obj/thesescanada/vol2/002/MR43124.PDF
Type:
Thesis
Language:
en
Keywords:
Sex; Self (Philosophy); Levinas, Emmanuel; Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm, 1844-1900; Dostoyevsky, Fyodor, 1821-1881; Truth; Desire (Philosophy)
Rights:
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/
Rights holder:
This Work has been made available by the authority of the copyright owner solely for the purpose of private study and research and may not be copied or reproduced except as permitted by the copyright laws of Canada without the written authority from the copyright owner.
Degree Title:
Master of Arts (Philosophy)
Appears in Collections:
Older Masters Theses

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dc.contributor.advisorZuidervaart, Lamberten_GB
dc.contributor.authorShuker, Ronald Kurten_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-05-08T19:22:00Z-
dc.date.available2013-05-08T19:22:00Z-
dc.date.availableNO_RESTRICTIONen_GB
dc.date.issued2006-01-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10756/288680-
dc.description.abstractExcess, Sex & Elevation is an attempt to understand the desire for truth in the work of Emmanuel Levinas, Friedrich Nietzsche, and Fyodor Dostoevsky. Nothing is said about what truth is, but rather why it is wanted and how it is sought. Despite their different religious beliefs (Levinas a Jew, Nietzsche an atheist, Dostoevsky a Christian), the three thinkers hold remarkably similar conceptions of truth. Truth is an individual pursuit -- upwards. The self experiences a crisis of conscience upon discovering its originary excess, which is sex. The self suffers spiritually for what it is physically through the art of ascesis, turning the lust for sex into the desire for truth. And therein begins the self's elevation to the heights of truth.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherInstitute for Christian Studiesen_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/obj/thesescanada/vol2/002/MR43124.PDFen_GB
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported-
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/-
dc.subjectSexen_GB
dc.subjectSelf (Philosophy)en_GB
dc.subjectLevinas, Emmanuelen_GB
dc.subjectNietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm, 1844-1900en_GB
dc.subjectDostoyevsky, Fyodor, 1821-1881en_GB
dc.subjectTruthen_GB
dc.subjectDesire (Philosophy)en_GB
dc.subject.lcshSexen_GB
dc.subject.lcshSelf (Philosophy)en_GB
dc.subject.lcshLevinas, Emmanuel--Philosophyen_GB
dc.subject.lcshNietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm, 1844-1900--Philosophyen_GB
dc.subject.lcshDostoyevsky, Fyodor, 1821-1881en_GB
dc.subject.lcshTruth--Philosophyen_GB
dc.subject.lcshDesire (Philosophy)en_GB
dc.titleExcess, Sex & Elevationen
dc.typeThesisen
dc.contributor.departmentInstitute for Christian Studiesen_GB
dc.type.degreetitleMaster of Arts (Philosophy)en_GB
dc.rights.holderThis Work has been made available by the authority of the copyright owner solely for the purpose of private study and research and may not be copied or reproduced except as permitted by the copyright laws of Canada without the written authority from the copyright owner.en_GB
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