Nietzsche, Critical Theory, and Cultural-Linguistic Theology

  • Paul S. Chung


In this chapter I am interested in developing Foucault’s archeological reasoning in a post-metaphysical stance and its ethical implication, by explicating the significance of Nietzsche to Foucault and the tradition of critical theory. The concern is to undertake a critical review of Foucault’s insufficient critique of historicism and anti-humanism in terms of Dilthey and Gadamer. Nietzsche’s effective history (wirkliche Historie) underlying Foucault does not necessarily contradict Gadamer’s Wirkungsgeschichte, such that I critically incorporate Foucault into hermeneutical realism for an archeological theory of interpretation. To enhance a new model of postcolonial political theology and cultural theory, I supplement it with cultural-linguistic theology (George Lindbeck) in a phenomenological frame of reference, utilizing Barth’s theology of speech act.


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  • Paul S. Chung
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  1. 1.Lutheran School of Theology at ChicagoChicagoUSA

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