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Spirit's age: the Christian religion and the postmodernity in thinking of Gianni Vattimo

Grant number: 19/13459-8
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): October 01, 2019
Effective date (End): September 30, 2021
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Philosophy
Principal Investigator:Newton Aquiles von Zuben
Grantee:Felipe de Queiroz Souto
Home Institution: Pró-Reitoria de Pesquisa e Pós-Graduação. Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Campinas (PUC-CAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil


The focus of this work is analyze the religious phenomenon of cristianity in postmodernity on optical of Gianni Vattimo's nihilistic hermeneutics. Considering the tensions provoked by the question about which spiritually is possible in Postmodernity, we intend to approach the concepto of Spirit's Age of Gioacchino de Fiori, similarly understood by Vattimo like the postmodern era, accepting the premise that the experience religious is an experience hermeneutic. Thus, Spirit's Age is effected by its hermeneutic perspective of the "spiritualized language" which in the Vattimo's understanding is a "language weakened" by its character located in Thinking Weakened. Questioning spirituality in postmodernity makes it possible to understand religious experience outside the medieval and modern construction of ontotheology, opening the way for the consideration of a new contemporary experience of the religious phenomenon that appears with other faces in modern society without the pretension of establishing itself in a dogmatic, peremptory and institutional way. The Vattimo's Philosophy can be opereted like theoretical reference for the analyses and the understanding of this new experience of the religious phenomenon that is found in the existential circumstance of the subject who experiences spirituality as a hermeneutic experience in non-religious christianity of Vattimo. From this we take our object which is the experience of Christianity in the era of the postmodern, concerning religion, one intends to understand its hermeneutic and own face of the experience of the subject. (AU)