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Philipp W. Rosemann
2018
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MAYNOOTH PHILOSOPHICAL PAPERS
Leonard Cohen, Philosopher
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Optional Fields
Cohen, popular music, philosophy of religion
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This paper, which the author delivered as his inaugural lecture as the Chair of Philosophy at Maynooth University, explores the relationship between philosophy, poetry, and religion. Through a line-by-line interpretation of Leonard Cohen's song 'Steer Your Way', it discovers the poet in a space between postmodern disillusionment and a desire for faith. What opens Cohen to the latter is specifically the experience of pain and brokenness, which lead him to the figure of Jesus. The paper concludes with a reflection on Richard Kearney's notion of 'anatheism', the return to a 'God after God'.
Maynooth
2009-7743
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CCUAs-Mhewk
10.5840/mpp20181091
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