9780791462430

In Deference to the Other : Lonergan and Contemporary Continental Thought

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    9780791462430

  • ISBN10:

    0791462439

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2004-10-07
  • Publisher: State Univ of New York Pr

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Summary

In Deference to the Other brings contemporary continental though into conversation with that of Bernard Lonergan (1904-1984), the Jesuit philosopher and theologian. This is an opportune moment to open such a dialogue: philosophers and theologians indebted to Lonergan have increasingly found themselves challenged by the insights of thinkers typically dubbed "postmodern," while postmodernists, most notably Jacques Derrida, have begun to ask the "God question." While Lonergan was not a continental philosopher, neither was he an analytic philosopher. Concerned with both epistemology and cognition, his systematic and hermeneutic-like proposals resonate with the concerns of philosophers such as Derrida, Foucault, Levinas, and Kristeva. Contributors to this volume find insight and affiliation between Longergan's thought and contemporary continental though in a wide-ranging work that engages the philosophical problems of authenticity, self-appropriation, ethics, and the human subject.

Table of Contents

Foreword vii
John D. Caputo
Introduction 1(12)
Jim Kanaris
Mark J. Doorley
Decentering Inwardness
13(20)
Nicholas Plants
To Whom Do We Return in the Turn to the Subject? Lonergan, Derrida, and Foucault Revisited
33(20)
Jim Kanaris
Self-Appropriation: Lonergan's Pearl of Great Price
53(12)
James L. Marsh
Subject for the Other: Lonergan and Levinas on Being Human in Postmodernity
65(26)
Michele Saracino
Kristeva's Horror and Lonergan's Insight: The Psychic Structure of the Human Person and the Move to a Higher Viewpoint
91(16)
Christine E. Jamieson
Lonergan's Postmodern Subject: Neither Neoscholastic Substance nor Cartesian Ego
107(14)
Frederick Lawrence
In Response to the Other: Postmodernity and Critical Realism
121(20)
Mark J. Doorley
Lonergan and the Ambiguity of Postmodern Laughter
141(24)
Ronald H. McKinney
Works Cited 165(10)
Contributors 175(2)
Index 177

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