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

By Mark Dooley

Featuring the 1st systematic appraisal of the idea of John D. Caputo, certainly one of America's Most worthy and debatable continental thinkers, this e-book brings jointly across the world popular philosophers, theologians, and cultural critics. One spotlight of the paintings is an interview with Jacques Derrida within which Derrida talks candidly approximately his response to Caputo's writings and spells out the consequences for faith and the query of God after deconstruction. Caputo responds to the worries expressed through his interlocutors within the comparable funny, erudite, and not easy spirit for which he's recognized. the result's a full of life and stimulating debate, masking topics within the philosophy of faith, deconstruction, political philosophy, feminism, and hermeneutics, in addition to matters surrounding the paintings of Aquinas, Nietzsche, Kierkegaard, Heidegger, Foucault, Derrida, and Rorty.

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JD: Don’t forget that Jack Caputo speaks of religion without religion! MD: I’ll come to that! The Becoming Possible of the Impossible 23 JD: I am very grateful to Jack in that regard also, because he doesn’t try to transform me into a pious person. He respects the fact that I may be an atheist, and of course he takes into account all the complications which this suggests. I think he is right to mention this because my relation to religion is a very complicated one, and he respects how complicated it is.

The Voice comes from afar, from on high, from a time before his time, from across the mountains, from beyond the stars. It seizes Abraham and sends a tremor through his body, rending his heart, confounding his mind. Abraham cannot grasp it, cannot ground or found it, cannot engage it in a dialogue. The Voice has not come to argue. Why was he not first consulted about this order, this man who had served the Voice faithfully for many years? Why was he not given the opportunity to state his case, to make his own counter-proposals, to do a little bargaining, to negotiate the terms and conditions, to cut a deal with the Voice, as he had been able to do over Sodom and Gomorrah?

7. 8. Paul Ricoeur, Oneself as Another, trans. Kathleen Blamey (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1992), p. 355. God and Anonymity 19 9. See Marion, “The Saturated Phenomenon,” in Janicaud, Phenomenology and the Theological Turn. 10. Levinas, De Dieu qui vient à l’idée (Paris: J. Vrin, 1992), p. 115; “God and Philosophy,” in Levinas: Basic Philosophical Writings, eds. Robert Bernasconi et al. (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1996), p. 141. 11. Summa Theologiae. Part I, Question 3, Article 8, c.

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