Ends and Illusions
The Speech of Pausanias
Part of the Radical Theologies book series (RADT)
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KeywordsCollective Life Psychic Life Spiritual Exercise Obsessional Neurosis Faustian Bargain
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- 1.René Descartes, Discourse on Method & the Meditations, trans. F. E. Sutcliffe (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1968)Google Scholar
- Søren Kierkegaard, Johannes Climacus, trans. Howard V. Hong and Edna H. Hong (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1985).Google Scholar
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