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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 To this classic core, he adds recent interviews, previously unpublished, with Paul Ricoeur, Jean-Luc Marion, Jacques Derrida, and George DumZzil, as well as six colloquies about his own work.Wide-ranging and accessible, these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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780823223176
  • Publisher: Fordham University Press
  • Publication date: 8/9/2004
  • Series: Perspectives in Continental Philosophy Series , #37
  • Edition description: 3
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 388
  • Product dimensions: 9.10 (w) x 6.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard Kearney holds the Charles B. Seelig Chair in Philosophy at Boston College and is Visiting Professor at University College Dublin.

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Table of Contents

Pt. 1 Recent debates 1
Terror, religion, and the new politics 3
The hermeneutics of revelation 15
On narrative imagination 33
Myth, ideology, sovereignty 53
Pt. 2 From dialogues : the phenomenological heritage, 1984 63
Ethics of the infinite 65
The philosophy of art and politics 85
The poetics of language and myth 99
Being, God, and the poetics of relation 139
Deconstruction and the other
Pt. 3 From states of mind, 1995 157
Strangers to ourselves : the hope of the singular 159
Text matters 167
What is just? 192
Culture : the price you pay 205
Universality and the power of difference 216
Chaosmos : the return to the middle ages 223
Pt. 4 Colloquies with Richard Kearney 229
Against omnipotence : God beyond power 231
Between selves and others 246
Between being and God 253
Confronting imagination 261
Theorizing the gift 284
Thinking is dangerous 305
App Philosophy as dialogue 327
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