Saints and Postmodernism: Revisioning Moral Philosophy

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University of Chicago Press, Oct 15, 1990 - Philosophy - 298 pages
"In this exciting and important work, Wyschogrod attempts to read contemporary ethical theory against the vast unwieldy tapestry that is postmodernism. . . . [A] provocative and timely study."—Michael Gareffa, Theological Studies

"A 'must' for readers interested in the borderlands between philosophy, hagiography, and ethics."—Mark I. Wallace, Religious Studies Review
 

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Page xv - A postmodern artist or writer is in the position of a philosopher: the text he writes, the work he produces are not in principle governed by preestablished rules, and they cannot be judged according to a determining judgment, by applying familiar categories to the text or to the work. Those rules and categories are what the work of art itself is looking for. The artist and the writer, then, are working without rules in order to formulate the rules of what will have been done.
Page xv - The postmodern would be that which, in the modern, puts forward the unpresentable in presentation itself; that which denies itself the solace of good forms, the consensus of taste which would make it possible to share collectively the nostalgia for the unattainable...

About the author (1990)

Edith Wyschogrod is professor of philosophy at Queens College of the City University of New York. Her most recent book is Spirit in Ashes: Hegel, Heidegger, and Man-Made Mass Death.

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