The William Desmond reader /

edited and with an introduction by Christopher Ben Simpson ; foreword by John D. Caputo.
Bibliographic Details
Main Creator: Desmond, William, 1951- author.
Contributors: Simpson, Christopher Ben, 1973- writer of introduction, editor.
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Summary:Known especially for his original system of metaphysics in a trilogy of books published between 1995 and 2008, and for his scholarship on Hegel, William Desmond has left his mark on the philosophy of religion, ethics, and aesthetics. The William Desmond Reader provides for the first time in a single book a point of entry into his original and constructive philosophy, including carefully chosen selections of his works that introduce the key ideas, perspectives, and contributions of his philosophy as a whole. Also featured is an original essay by Desmond himself reflecting synthetically on the topics covered, as well as an interview by Richard Kearney. -- Back cover.
Format: Book
Language:English
Published / Created: Albany : State University of New York Press, ©2012.
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Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.

Physical description: xvii, 257 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

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ISBN:9781438442921
1438442920
9781438442914
1438442912
Table of Contents:
The fourfold way
Transcendences
The truth of metaphysics
What is metaphysical thinking?
Metaphysics and dialectic
The metaxological
The idiocy of being
Agapeic mind
Autonomy and freedom
The potencies of the ethical
Metaxological ethics
Agapeic origin
Breaking the silence
Godlessness
Beyond godlessness
Hegel's counterfeit double
God and the metaxological way
God and hyperbole
God beyond the whole
God being over-being: a metaphysical canto
Being aesthetic
Being at a loss: on philosophy and the tragic
Art and transcendence
Wording the between
Two thinks at a distance: an Interview with William Desmond by Richard Kearney on 9 January 2011.