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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 vis mere (1982), Demythologizing Heidegger (1993), Against Ethics (1993), and The Prayers and Tears of Jacques Derrida (1997). Caputo has been honored in Dublin and Toronto, where conferences have been organized around his work. Caputo is professor of philosophy at Villanova University in Pennsylvania, where he received his M.A. in 1964. Other degrees include a B.A. from LaSalle College (1962) and a Ph.D. from Bryn Mawr (1968). (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre

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Værker af John D. Caputo

On Religion (2001) 171 eksemplarer
Philosophy and Theology (2006) 160 eksemplarer
Radical Hermeneutics (1987) 98 eksemplarer
How to Read Kierkegaard (2007) 87 eksemplarer
After the Death of God (2007) 73 eksemplarer
Against Ethics (1993) 66 eksemplarer
God, the Gift, and Postmodernism (1999) 57 eksemplarer
Truth: Philosophy in Transit (2013) 52 eksemplarer
Heidegger and Aquinas (1982) 49 eksemplarer

Associated Works

The Cambridge Companion to Atheism (2007) — Bidragyder — 240 eksemplarer
The Blackwell Companion to Postmodern Theology (2001) — Bidragyder — 67 eksemplarer
Hermeneutics at the Crossroads (2006) — Bidragyder — 39 eksemplarer
The Sheed and Ward Anthology of Catholic Philosophy (2005) — Bidragyder — 28 eksemplarer
Kierkegaard in Post/Modernity (1995) — Bidragyder — 24 eksemplarer
Derrida and Religion: Other Testaments (2004) — Bidragyder — 23 eksemplarer
A Companion to Augustine (1913) — Bidragyder — 17 eksemplarer
Transforming Philosophy and Religion: Love's Wisdom (2008) — Bidragyder — 13 eksemplarer
The Experience of God: A Postmodern Response (2005) — Bidragyder — 9 eksemplarer
Augustine and Philosophy (2010) — Bidragyder — 7 eksemplarer
The Ethical (2002) — Bidragyder — 5 eksemplarer
The Question of Christian Philosophy Today (1999) — Bidragyder — 4 eksemplarer
The William Desmond reader (2012) — Forord — 4 eksemplarer

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John Caputo's book, "Truth" is good. It is a good book to read, and it helps that his style of writing is lucid and easy.

In general, I fear reading philosophical texts, because most authors believe it is essential, they kill the reader with boredom. John Caputo avoids this approach, and I thank him for it.

The introduction is brilliant, in particular, the way he uses the words 'sedentary' and 'pedestrian'. From there, he moved to a discussion of truth, as the ancients perceived it, as well as religious texts.
Then, he explored some "Enlightenment" philosophers, some "Modern" philosophers" as well as "post-modern" ones.

There is no absolute truth. We know this. In Vedic/Hindu philosophy, we have the Goddess Maya who casts a veil over us. In the rock opera "Jesus Christ Superstar", Jesus asked Pilate - "what is truth? is truth a changing law? what is truth? is mine the same as yours?"

It's possible to skip the entire book and just focus on those lines in the opera. However, then you'd miss a super romp through the 'history of truth'.

Keep one thing in mind: he has explored only Western philosophers.

In other parts of the world, we used to have a more nuanced view of concepts like 'truth'. Not anymore, sadly.
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RajivC | May 24, 2022 |
This was a great book. The interview or conversation with Derrida is very short - disappointingly short. The commentary by Caputo is most of the book. Caputo is very entertaining, though. I thoroughly enjoyed his commentary. His enthusiasm for Derrida definitely shines through. He made me laugh a few times, always a good thing.

I'm new to Deconstruction and I probably still couldn't tell you what Deconstruction is in a nutshell, though I could say "yes, yes" if you asked me. I did learn quite a bit. I had no idea just how metaphysical theory could get. I had originally assumed Deconstructionism was merely literary theory but I was wrong on that - this book applies it to law, to politics, to religion.

I have liked what I have understood of Derrida. I realize how he could be unpopular, but I think, from what I understood of what he was saying, he is putting into words thoughts that I've had but couldn't articulate - or even understand - very well. I know a lot of people with very conservative viewpoints - this is the only way there is, this is it, we have arrived, no more to learn, threatened by outside influences - and I haven't agreed with that, so I was very interested in learning about being open to the other, come, yes, yes.
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Chica3000 | 1 anden anmeldelse | Dec 11, 2020 |
An amazing book. One that should be re-read every year.
Steve_Walker | 1 anden anmeldelse | Sep 13, 2020 |
My first book-length foray into Caputo's work was challenging, enriching, and entertaining. He's an excellent stylist and presents a compelling argument for Derrida's contribution to a theology that is not defined or ever fixed. Caputo gave me a lot more hope and playfulness than I'm used to when reading theology and has laid rigorous and thoughtful groundwork for entering into way of conceiving religion without religion (thank God?).
b.masonjudy | Apr 3, 2020 |


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