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The Intimate Universal: The Hidden Porosity Among Religion, Art, Philosophy, and Politics

William Desmond


William Desmond sees religion, art, philosophy, and politics as essential and distinctive modes of human practice, manifestations of an intimate universality that illuminates individual and social being. They are also surprisingly permeable phenomena, and by observing their relations, Desmond captures notes of a clandestine conversation that transforms ontology.

Keywords: Philosophy of Culture, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Religion, Philosophy of Art, Philosophy and Politics, Universality, Singularity, Intermediations, Intimacy of Being

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780231178761
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231178761.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

William Desmond, author
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven