More Radical Hermeneutics: On Not Knowing Who We Are

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In these spirited essays, John D. Caputo continues the project he launched with Radical Hermeneutics of building a working relationship between hermeneutics and deconstruction. 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. We have not been chosen as earthly instruments, and there is no supreme Secret to which some have been given privileged access; we make our way through the world hoping ...

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In these spirited essays, John D. Caputo continues the project he launched with Radical Hermeneutics of building a working relationship between hermeneutics and deconstruction. 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. We have not been chosen as earthly instruments, and there is no supreme Secret to which some have been given privileged access; we make our way through the world hoping to find meaning and structure in our "factical" lives. But this is not all bad news. According to Caputo, the necessity of interpretation, which arises from lack of access to the Secret, radicalizes hermeneutics, opens interpretations and perspectives, and prevents the dominance of any one point of view. Focusing on the way various contemporary philosophers — Foucault, Derrida, Rorty, Cornell, Marion, Gadamer, and Heidegger — unfold aspects of the necessity of interpretation 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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  • ISBN-13: 9780253337474
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
  • Publication date: 7/28/2000
  • Series: Studies in Continental Thought
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction: Hermeneutics and the Secret 1
Pt. 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 17
2 How to Prepare for the Coming of the Other: Gadamer and Derrida 41
3 Who Is Derrida's Zarathustra?: Of Fraternity, Friendship, and a Democracy to Come 60
4 Parisian Hermeneutics and Yankee Hermeneutics: The Case of Derrida and Rorty 84
Pt. 2 Passions of Non-Knowledge: Gender, Science, Ethics
5 Dreaming of the Innumerable: Jacques Derrida, Drucilla Cornell, and the Dance of Gender 127
6 Hermeneutics and the Natural Sciences: Heidegger, Science, and Essentialism 151
7 The End of Ethics: A Non-Guide for the Perplexed 172
Pt. 3 On the Road to Emmaus: In Defense of Devilish Hermeneutics
8 Holy Hermeneutics versus Devilish Hermeneutics: Textuality and the Word of God 193
9 Undecidability and the Empty Tomb: Toward a Hermeneutics of Belief 220
10 The Prayers and Tears of Devilish Hermeneutics: Derrida and Meister Eckhart 249
Conclusion without Conclusion 265
Notes 267
Index 291
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