The Trespass of the Sign: Deconstruction, Theology, and Philosophy / Edition 2 available in Hardcover
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- Fordham University Press
The Trespass of the Sign offers a clear and thorough account of the relations between deconstruction and theology. Kevin Hart argues that, contrary to popular thought on the topic, deconstruction does not have an antitheological agenda. Rather, deconstruction seeks to question the metaphysics of any theology. Hart pays particular attention to mystical theology as nonmetaphysical theology.
About the Author
Kevin Hart is Chairman and Edwin B. Kyle Professor of Christian Studies in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Virginia. He also holds courtesy professorships in the Departments of English and French. In addition, he is Eric D’Arcy Professor of Philosophy at the Australian Catholic University. Among his recent scholarly books are Jean- Luc Marion: The Essential Writings (2012), Clandestine Encounters: Philosophy in the Narratives of Maurice Blanchot (2010), and The Exorbitant: Emmanuel Levinas between Jews and Christians (2010). His collections of poetry are Flame Tree: Selected Poems (2002), Young Rain (2008), and Morning Knowledge (2011).
Table of Contents
Part I. Confrontation:
1. Interpretation, signs and God;
2. Deconstruction otherwise;
3. Metaphysics and theology;
Part II. Examination:
4. The status of deconstruction;
5. Questions of scope;
Part III. Dialogue:
6. The economy of mysticism;
7. Kant: mysticism and parerga;
8. Heidegger: the revealing and concealing of mysticism; Bibliography; Index of people; Index of topics.