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dc.contributor.advisorZuidervaart, Lamberten_GB
dc.contributor.authorShuker, Ronald Kurt
dc.date.accessioned2013-05-08T19:22:00Z
dc.date.available2013-05-08T19:22:00Z
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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.
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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
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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
html.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.


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