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"Art and accountability is a worldly exploration of the moral implications of the classy and the cultured implications of the moral. Simon explores this subject via a phenomenological research of the concept of Heidegger and Rosenzweig. rather than generating an highbrow historical past of those thinkers, the writer seeks to elicit the moral repercussions in their philosophies of artwork via cautious philological-textual research in their dense writings. The juxtaposition of those seminal German thinkers has engendered a desirable learn that certainly will impress vigorous dialogue and debate within the years to come." --
Elliot R. Wolfson, Abraham Lieberman Professor of Hebrew and Judaic reviews, manhattan collage, USA

“Art and accountability is a cosmopolitan exploration of the moral implications of the cultured and the classy implications of the moral. Simon explores this subject via a phenomenological research of the idea of Heidegger and Rosenzweig. rather than generating an highbrow historical past of those thinkers, the writer seeks to elicit the moral repercussions in their philosophies of artwork via cautious philological-textual research in their dense writings. The juxtaposition of those seminal German thinkers has engendered a desirable learn that absolutely will impress full of life dialogue and debate within the years to come.” --
Elliot R. Wolfson, Abraham Lieberman Professor of Hebrew and Judaic stories, ny college, USA

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Jules Simon is affiliate Professor of Philosophy and Director of the heart for technology, expertise, Ethics, and coverage on the collage of Texas at El Paso, united states. he's the co-editor of The Double Binds of Ethics after the Holocaust: Salvaging the Fragments (Palgrave MacMillan Press, 2009). Professor Simon is at the editorial board and works as publication editor for the Rosenzweig Jahrbuch/Yearbook.>

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Mephistopheles goes on to reply: “Descend then! I could also say ascend! / It is all the same. ) our usual ways of thinking. For Rosenzweig, this is the activity of historically informed self-reflection. And like Faust, we also go via negation in order to find out about the origin of things and the initiation of our acts. 10 Our stations along the way in the text, however, are structured by what Rosenzweig calls the metasciences that are built on a foundation of mathematical logic learned from Hermann Cohen and colored by Rosenzweig’s selective readings of aesthetic productions from antiquity.

This is the act and movement in god whose structure is finite but is nonetheless an always-new infinity (as act) breaking out of its finite source (as a negation of all finite others). For this reason it is also inexhaustible power (unerschöpfliche Macht), because of the way it flows out of an inexhaustible source (Quelle). Moreover, it is not the freedom of god — as subject, because that would entail a relationship of god to something outside of god — as object, but is rather entirely self-enclosed intra-subjective activity.

By beginning with a denial of nothing, it appears that there are two ways to continue the task of defining this particular nothing called god, which depends on analyzing the structures of thinking in itself. One way of thinking is that of “affirmation” (Bejahung) of the initial negation of the posited nothing of god, what Rosenzweig refers to as the “not-nothing” (Nichtnichts) or “thesought-after” (das Gesuchten: the something). 15 The other way is that of “denial” (Verneinung) and refers to that which is presupposed, namely, the nothing.

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