More Radical Hermeneutics / Edition 1

More Radical Hermeneutics / Edition 1

by John D. Caputo
     
 

ISBN-10: 0253213878

ISBN-13: 9780253213877

Pub. Date: 07/01/2000

Publisher: Indiana University Press

In these spirited essays, John D. Caputo continues the project he launched with Radical Hermeneutics of making hermeneutics and deconstruction work together. Caputo claims that we are not born into this world hard-wired to know Being, Truth, or the Good, and we are not vessels of a Divine or other omnipotent supernatural force. Focusing on how various contemporary

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In these spirited essays, John D. Caputo continues the project he launched with Radical Hermeneutics of making hermeneutics and deconstruction work together. Caputo claims that we are not born into this world hard-wired to know Being, Truth, or the Good, and we are not vessels of a Divine or other omnipotent supernatural force. Focusing on how various contemporary philosophers develop aspects of this fragmented view of the life world in areas such as madness, friendship, democracy, gender, science, the "end of ethics," religion, and mysticism, this animated study by one of America's leading continental philosophers shakes the foundations of religion and philosophy, even as it gives them new life.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780253213877
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Publication date:
07/01/2000
Series:
Studies in Continental Thought Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
312
Sales rank:
1,321,901
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.92(d)

Table of Contents

Preliminary Table of Contents:

Introduction: Hermeneutics and the Secret

Part 1: On Not Knowing Who We Are: Toward a Felicitous Non-Essentialism
1. On Not Knowing Who We Are: Madness, Hermeneutics, and the Night of Truth in Foucault
2. How to Prepare for the Coming of the Other: Gadamer and Derrida
3. Who is Derrida's Zarathustra? Of Fraternity, Friendship, and a Democracy to Come
4. Parisian Hermeneutics and Yankee Hermeneutics: The Case of Derrida and Rorty

Part 2: Passions of Non-Knowledge: Gender, Science, Ethics

5. Dreaming of the Innumerable: Derrida, Drucilla Cornell, and the Dance of Gender
6. Hermeneutics and the Natural Sciences: Heidegger, Science, and Essentialism
7. The End of Ethics: A Non-Guide for the Perplexed

Part 3: On the Road to Emmaus: In Defense of Devilish Hermeneutics

8. Holy Hermeneutics versus Devilish Hermeneutics: Textuality and the Word of God
9. Undecidability and the Empty Tomb: Toward a Hermeneutics of Belief
10. The Prayers and Tears of Devilish Hermeneutics: Derrida and Meister Eckhart
Conclusion without Conclusion
Notes
Index

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