A Passion for the Impossible: John D. Caputo in Focus

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Distinguished philosophers, theologians, and cultural critics provide the first critical consideration of the work of philosopher John D. Caputo. Responses from Caputo are included.
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Distinguished philosophers, theologians, and cultural critics provide the first critical consideration of the work of philosopher John D. Caputo. Responses from Caputo are included.
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Mark Dooley is the John Henry Newman Scholar in Theology at University College Dublin. He is the coeditor (with Richard Kearney) of Questioning Ethics: Contemporary Debates in Philosophy and (with John D. Caputo and Michael J. Scanlon) of Questioning God. He is the author of The Politics of Exodus: Søren Kierkegaard’s Ethics of Responsibility.

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Table of Contents

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Saints and Postmodernism: Introduction

1. God and Anonymity: Prolegomena to an Ankhoral Religion
John D. Caputo

2. The Becoming Possible of the Impossible: An Interview with Jacques Derrida
Mark Dooley

A Game of Jacks: A Response to Derrida
John D. Caputo

3. Reflections on Caputo's Heidegger and Aquinas
W. Norris Clarke, S.J.

Nuptial Realism: A Response to Clarke
John D. Caputo

4. Heidegger's Fall
William J. Richardson, S.J.

The Heart of Concealment: A Response to Richardson
John D. Caputo

5. Khora or God?
Richard Kearney

Abyssus Abyssum Invocat: A Response to Kearney
John D. Caputo

6. A Reading of John D. Caputo's "God and Anonymity"
Lewis Ayres

The Violence of Ontology: A Response to Ayres
John D. Caputo

7. Postmodernism and Ethics: The Case of Caputo
Merold Westphal

"O felix culpa," This Foxy Fellow Felix: A Response to Westphal
John D. Caputo

8. Squaring the Hermeneutic Circle: Caputo as Reader of Foucault
Thomas R. Flynn

Hounding Hermeneutics: A Response to Flynn
John D. Caputo

9. In Praise of Prophesy: Caputo on Rorty
Mark Dooley

Achieving the Impossible—Rorty's Religion: A Response to Dooley
John D. Caputo

10. Faith, Hope, and Love: Radical Hermeneutics as a Pauline Philosophy of Religion
B. Keith Putt

Holding on by Our Teeth: A Response to Putt
John D. Caputo

11. Caputo's Example
Thomas A. Carlson

On Being Left without a Prayer: A Response to Carlson
John D. Caputo

12. The Prayers and Tears of Jacques Derrida: Esoteric Comedy and the Poetics of Obligation
Cleo McNelly Kearns

Not in Tongues, but Tongue in Cheek: A Response to Kearns
John D. Caputo

13. Without Why, Without Whom: Thinking Otherwise with John D. Caputo
Edith Wyschogrod

On Being Attached to Philosophers and Prophets: A Response to Wyschogrod
John D. Caputo

Contributors

Index

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