Why a volume on "transcendence" now? Ironically, while transcendence signals what is beyond-beyond what can be known, represented, or experienced-it has also been linked to unfashionable concepts like presence, being, power, an argument without recourse, an authority beyond reason, the tyranny of the most excellent, the hegemony of the west, and of course, a totalitarian deity, and its fate has suffered with theirs. How transcendence acquired this unsavory reputation is not difficult to figure: crimes have been committed in the name of transcendent principles-principles held beyond question, beyond critique-and even in the name of a transcendent God.
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