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Augustine and postmodernism [electronic resource] : confessions and circumfession / edited by John D. Caputo and Michael J. Scanlon.

Publication:
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, c2005.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (281 p.)
Series:
Indiana series in the philosophy of religion.
Indiana series in the philosophy of religion
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Subjects:
Philosophy, European.
Augustine, Saint, Bishop of Hippo. Confessiones.
Derrida, Jacques.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
At the heart of the current surge of interest in religion among contemporary Continental philosophers stands Augustine's Confessions. With Derrida's Circumfession constantly in the background, this volume takes up the provocative readings of Augustine by Heidegger, Lyotard, Arendt, and Ricoeur. Derrida himself presides over and comments on essays by major Continental philosophers and internationally recognized Augustine scholars. While studies on and about Augustine as a philosopher abound, none approa
Contents:
Cover; TOC; acknowledgments; Introduction: The Postmodern Augustine; 1. Composing "Circumfession"; 2. Confessions and "Circumfession": A Roundtable Discussion withJacques Derrida; 3. Time-for the Truth; 4. Instances: Temporal Modes from Augustine to Derrida and Lyotard; Response by Jacques Derrida; 5. Shedding Tears Beyond Being: Derrida's Confession of Prayer; 6. Heidegger: Reader of Augustine; Response by Jacques Derrida; 7. The Form of an "I"; Response by Jacques Derrida; 8. Time, Evil, and Narrative: Ricoeur on Augustine; 9. Arendt's Augustine
10. Reading like Angels: Derrida and Augustine on the Book(for a History of Literature)Response by Jacques Derrida; 11. Augustine's Unconfessions; 12. On Not Retracting the Unconfessed; 13. Why Augustine? Why Now?; contributors; index
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contributor:
Caputo, John D.
Scanlon, Michael J.
ISBN:
0-253-11108-0
OCLC:
475970842