Showing The Saying: Laying Interpretative Ground

Elliot R. Wolfson

in Language, Eros, Being

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print December 2004 | ISBN: 9780823224180
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823235377 | DOI:
Showing The Saying: Laying             Interpretative Ground

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This chapter explores the veil of poetic imagination formed within the Jewish esoteric tradition known as “kabbalah”. The semantic range of the term encompasses practice and theory, in Western philosophical jargon, or in rabbinic locution, ma'aseh and Talmud, a way of doing and a way of thinking. It also discusses Ars Poetica and how the “poetic function” of language (for traditional kabbalists) deepens the fundamental dichotomy of signs and objects.

Keywords: Kabbalah; Ars Poetica; philosophy; phenomenology; signs; objects

Chapter.  25420 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Religion

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