Radical Hermeneutics: Repetition, Deconstruction, And The Hermeneutic Project

Paperback | January 22, 1988

byJohn D. Caputo

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"This is a remarkable book: wide-ranging, resonant, and well-written; it is also reflective and personable, warm and engaging." -Philosophy and Literature

"With this book Caputo takes his place firmly as the foremost American, continental post-modernist... " -International Philosophical Quarterly

"One cannot but be impressed by the scope of Radical Hermeneutics." -Man and World

"Caputo's study is stunning in its scope and scholarship." -Robert E. Lauder, St. John's University, The Thomist

For John D. Caputo, hermeneutics means radical thinking without transcendental justification: attending to the ruptures and irregularities in existence before the metaphysics of presence has a chance to smooth them over. Radical Hermeneutics forges a closer collaboration between hermeneutics and deconstruction than has previously been attempted.

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"This is a remarkable book: wide-ranging, resonant, and well-written; it is also reflective and personable, warm and engaging." -Philosophy and Literature"With this book Caputo takes his place firmly as the foremost American, continental post-modernist... " -International Philosophical Quarterly"One cannot but be impressed by the scope...

Academician John D. Caputo (b.1940) specializes in continental philosophy, described as the interaction among 20th century French and German philosophy and religion. He has written a number of scholarly books including The Mystical Element in Heidegger's Thought (1978), Heidegger and Aquinas (1982), Demythologizing Heidegger (1993), Ag...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 9.21 × 6.15 × 0.89 inPublished:January 22, 1988Publisher:Indiana University Press

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ISBN - 10:0253204429

ISBN - 13:9780253204424

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Table of Contents

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

Introduction: Restoring Life to Its Original Difficulty

Part One: Repetition and the Genesis of Hermeneutics

CHAPTER I. Repetition and Kinesis: Kierkegaard on the Foundering of Metaphysics

CHAPTER II. Repetition and Constitution: Husserl's Proto-Hermeneutics

CHAPTER III. Retrieval and the Circular Being of Dasein: Hermeneutics in Being and Time

Part Two: Deconstruction and the Radicalization of Hermeneutics

CHAPTER IV. Hermeneutics after Being and Time

CHAPTER V. Repetition and the Emancipation of Signs: Derrida on Husserl

CHAPTER VI. Hermes and the Dispatches from Being: Derrida on Heidegger

CHAPTER VII. Cold Hermeneutics: Heidegger/Derrida

Part Three: The Hermenuatic Project

CHAPTER VIII. Toward a Postmetaphysical Rationality

CHAPTER IX. Toward an Ethics of Dissemination

CHAPTER X. Openess to the Mystery

List of Abbreviations
Notes
Index