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Religionsphilosophie von Kant zu Nietzsche
Author: Edith Düsing
Es geht um die bis heute währende Auseinandersetzung zwischen Atheismus und Religionsphilosophie. Im Ausgang von Kants Kritik des Atheismus und seiner ethisch fundierten Gotteslehre wird eine Typik von Denkformen des Atheismus entworfen. Anhand dieser Typik kann die Eigenart von Nietzsches Atheismus herauskristallisiert werden.
Des Näheren wird Nietzsches Verfremdung von Kants Gottespostulat untersucht. Grundstürzende Konsequenz ist Nietzsches Voraussicht des europäischen Nihilismus. In Entsprechung zu Nietzsches Destruktion der Gottesidee steht die von ihm konsequent zu Ende gedachte und in der Folgelast gefährliche Umkehr der Tradition der Geistseele zur Tierseele des Menschen. Dieser düsteren Prophetie werden klassische Modelle des Verhältnisses von Gott und Ich bei Fichte, bei Hegel, bei Hölderlin und Kierkegaard in ihrer argumentativen Klarheit und Überzeugungskraft entgegengestellt.
Early Psychoanalytic Religious Writings presents, in one edited volume, many of the foundational writings in the psychoanalytic study of religion. These translated works by Abraham, Fromm, Pfister, and others, complement Freud’s seminal contributions and provide a unique window into the origins of psychoanalytic thinking. The volume includes the Freud-Pfister correspondence, with a brief introduction, which reveals the rich back story of friendship, mutual respect, and intellectual debate. These essays are anchored in Freud’s early theory-building and prefigure and are linked to later developments in psychoanalytic thought. The issues raised in these essays are of relevance still today – how is religions thinking shaped by unconscious processes reflecting primary relationships and drives?
The articles in The Bounds of Myth, edited by Gustavo Esparza and Nassim Bravo, shed light on the internal shapes of the mythological discourse, showing the way in which myth borders religion, science, literature, theology, i.e., other forms of rationality. The contributing authors of the volume claim that myth is a valid form of thought and that the former evolves within other forms of discourse, even though its composition is independent and even precedes the latter.
The articles collected here demonstrate the importance of myth as a form of thought that is in constant development, a feature that shows in turn that in spite of its remote and archaic origin, myth remains a valuable and relevant tool to interpret our own culture.

Contributors are: Nassim Bravo, Claudio Calabrese, Teresa Enríquez, Gustavo Esparza, Ethel Junco, Enrique Martínez, Cecilia Sabido and Jon Stewart.