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Performativité et problématique du discours religieux

Abstract : The philosophical approach to religious discourse (wordings of faith) may seem like a challenge. For, while the scientific discourse also known as the empirical and formal discourse is more often able to indicate the very topic of its statements, the religious discourse seems to come out as an untested testimony. Therefore in order to set the limits of the investigation scope in the particular perspective of the philosophical analysis of religious language the author examined L'Articulation du Sens (The Articulation of meaning), the work of philosopher, logician and mathematician Belgian Jean Ladrière (1921-2007). And the concepts that make possible such a reappropriation are those of performativity, (borrowed from J.L. Austin, How to Do Things with Word, 1962) and self-involvement (Donald Evans, The Logic of Self-Involvement, 1963). Such a hermeneutic helps in the understanding of the implications of a religious discourse in the epistemological conditions of its enunciation. Clearly, the religious discourse is performative and self implicative in that it is to be understood as expressions of situations characterized by: - the emergence of a privileged believer subject. -The performance of a modality of knowledge which, beyond the purely spatial and temporal modality, is of the stem from the immediate intuition and an unconditional adherence to transcendent referent, the anchoring in the objective reality of a mystery, one that covers only partially of the facts of experience. Especially since its truth lies in these three-leveled dimension dogmatic as truth received from Tradition, ratified by the Institution, mediated by the Believing Community.
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Christophe Maboungou. Performativité et problématique du discours religieux. Philosophie. 2010. ⟨dumas-00611599⟩

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