Debates in Continental Philosophy: Conversations with Contemporary Thinkers / Edition 3

Debates in Continental Philosophy: Conversations with Contemporary Thinkers / Edition 3

by Richard Kearney
     
 

ISBN-10: 0823223175

ISBN-13: 9780823223176

Pub. Date: 08/09/2004

Publisher: Fordham University Press

This important book brings together in one volume a collection of illuminating encounters with some of the most important philosophers of our age-by one of its most incisive and innovative critics.For more than twenty years, Richard Kearney has been in conversation with leading philosophers, literary theorists, anthropologists, and religious scholars. His gift is

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This important book brings together in one volume a collection of illuminating encounters with some of the most important philosophers of our age-by one of its most incisive and innovative critics.For more than twenty years, Richard Kearney has been in conversation with leading philosophers, literary theorists, anthropologists, and religious scholars. His gift is eliciting memorably clear statements about their work from thinkers whose writings can often be challenging in their complexity. Here, he brings together twenty-one originally published extraordinary conversations-his 1984 collection Dialogues: The Phenomenological Heritage, his 1992 Visions of Europe: Conversations on the Legacy and Future of Europe, and his 1995 States of Mind: Dialogues with Contemporary Thinkers. Featured interviewees include Stanislas Breton, Umberto Eco, Hans-Georg Gadamer, Herbert Marcus, George Steiner, Julia Kristeva, Emmanuel Levinas, and Jean-Franois Lyotard. To this classic core, he adds recent interviews, previously unpublished, with Paul Ricoeur, Jean-Luc Marion, Jacques Derrida, and George DumZzil, as well as six colloquies about his own work.Wide-ranging and accessible, these interviews provide a fascinating guide to the ideas, concerns, and personalities of thinkers who have shaped modern intellec-tual life. This book will be an essential point of entry for students, teachers, scholars, and anyone seeking to understand contemporary culture.ContentsPrefacePart One: Recent DebatesJacques Derrida: Terror, Religion, and the New PoliticsJean-Luc Marion: The Hermeneutics of RevelationPaul Ricour: (a) On Life Stories (b) On The Crisis of Authority (c) The Power of the Possible (d) Imagination, Testimony, and TrustGeorges Dumzil: Myth, Ideology, SovereigntyPart Two: From Dialogues: The Phenomenological Heritage, 1984Emmanuel Levinas: Ethics of the InfiniteHerbert Marcuse: The Philosophy of Art and PoliticsPaul Ricour: (a) The Creativity of Language (b) Myth as the Bearer of Possible WorldsStanislas Breton: Being, God, and the Poetics of RelationJacques Derrida: Deconstruction and the OtherPart Three: From States of Mind, 1995Julia Kristeva: Strangers to Ourselves: The Hope of the SingularHans Georg Gadamer: Text MattersJean-Franois Lyotard: What Is Just? George Steiner: Culture-The Price You PayPaul Ricour: Universality and the Power of DifferenceUmberto Eco: Chaosmos: The Return to the Middle AgesPart Four: Colloquies with Richard KearneyVillanova Colloquy: Against OmnipotenceAthens Colloquy: Between Selves and OthersHalifax Colloquy: Between Being and God Stony Brook Colloquy: Confronting ImaginationBoston Colloquy: Theorizing the GiftDublin Colloquy: Thinking Is DangerousAppendix: Philosophy as Dialogue

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ISBN-13:
9780823223176
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
Publication date:
08/09/2004
Series:
Perspectives in Continental Philosophy Series, #37
Edition description:
3
Pages:
388
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 6.10(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Pt. 1Recent debates1
Terror, religion, and the new politics3
The hermeneutics of revelation15
On narrative imagination33
Myth, ideology, sovereignty53
Pt. 2From dialogues : the phenomenological heritage, 198463
Ethics of the infinite65
The philosophy of art and politics85
The poetics of language and myth99
Being, God, and the poetics of relation139
Deconstruction and the other
Pt. 3From states of mind, 1995157
Strangers to ourselves : the hope of the singular159
Text matters167
What is just?192
Culture : the price you pay205
Universality and the power of difference216
Chaosmos : the return to the middle ages223
Pt. 4Colloquies with Richard Kearney229
Against omnipotence : God beyond power231
Between selves and others246
Between being and God253
Confronting imagination261
Theorizing the gift284
Thinking is dangerous305
AppPhilosophy as dialogue327

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