Traversing the Imaginary: Richard Kearney and the Postmodern Challenge

Traversing the Imaginary: Richard Kearney and the Postmodern Challenge

by Peter Gratton
     
 

ISBN-10: 0810123789

ISBN-13: 9780810123786

Pub. Date: 02/28/2007

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

In recent years, Richard Kearney has emerged as a leading figure in the field of continental philosophy, widely recognized for his work in the areas of philosophical and religious hermeneutics, theory and practice of the imagination, and political thought. This study is the first to reflect the full range and impact of Kearney's contributions to contemporary…  See more details below

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In recent years, Richard Kearney has emerged as a leading figure in the field of continental philosophy, widely recognized for his work in the areas of philosophical and religious hermeneutics, theory and practice of the imagination, and political thought. This study is the first to reflect the full range and impact of Kearney's contributions to contemporary philosophy. It includes conversations between Kearney and Paul Ricoeur, Jacques Derrida, Charles Taylor, Martha Nussbaum, and Noam Chomsky, as well as articles by Dennis Dworkin, Anne O'Byrne, Jerry Burke, Terry Eagleton, and Eileen Rizo-Patron.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810123786
Publisher:
Northwestern University Press
Publication date:
02/28/2007
Series:
SPEP Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents


Foreword   Richard Kearney     ix
List of Abbreviations of Works   Richard Kearney     xv
Introduction: The Miracle of Imagining   Peter Gratton   John Panteleimon Manoussakis     xvii
The Dialogical Imaginary
On Stories and Mourning   Paul Ricoeur     5
Terror and Religion   Jacques Derrida     18
On Social Imaginaries   Charles Taylor     29
Ethics of Narration   Martha Nussbaum     48
Intellectuals and Ideology   Noam Chomsky     53
The Political Imaginary
Intellectual Adventures in the Isles: Kearney and the Ireland Peace Process   Dennis Dworkin     61
Reimagining Ireland, Britain, and Europe   James M. Smith     77
Traumatized Sovereignty   Anne O'Byrne     85
Imaginings, Narratives, and Otherness: On Diacritical Hermeneutics   John Rundell     103
"I Tell You No Lie": Truth Commissions and Narrative   Jerry Burke     117
The Narrative Imaginary
Double Trouble: Narrative Imagination as a Carnival Dragon   David Wood     131
Heretic Adventures   Terry Eagleton     138
Beyond Postmodernism: Reflections on Richard Kearney'sTrilogy   Jeffrey A. Barash     142
On the Role of the Oneiric in Testimonial Narrative   Eileen Rizo-Patron     152
Truth, Ethics, and Narrative Imagination: Kearney and the Postmodern Challenge   Mark Dooley     165
Afterword: Traversals and Epiphanies in Joyce and Proust   Richard Kearney     183
Notes on Contributors     209

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