Foreclosing God

Clayton Crockett

in Interstices of the Sublime

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print May 2007 | ISBN: 9780823227211
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823235308 | DOI:

Series: Perspectives in Continental Philosophy

Foreclosing God

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This chapter considers the complex topic of foreclosure and combines a reading of Freud and Lacan with a consideration of Heidegger and Julia Kristeva. Foreclosure is not the same as disavowal. The chapter concludes that if people foreclose God in a certain way, people do not shut down, but rather open up theological thinking.

Keywords: Freud; Lacan; Heidegger; Julia Kristeva; foreclosure; disavowal; theological thinking

Chapter.  5448 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Mind

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