Saints and Postmodernism: Revisioning Moral Philosophy
"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
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
acts actual addressees alterity altruism analysis argues argument Aristotle Bataille become body without organs bound character Christian claims cognitive concept consciousness Consider constitute context critique Damascius Dasein Davidson death Deleuze and Guattari Densher Derrida Descartes desiring production difference discourse Emmanuel Levinas ethics experience expression fiction force function Genet Gewirth Gilles Deleuze grammatical mood hagiographic hagiographic narrative Heidegger Heidegger's historical human Husserl Ibid imperative interpretation Jacques Derrida Kristeva lack language Levinas linguistic logic Mandela Marina/us Martin Heidegger material meaning metaphysical Michel de Certeau Millie's mode modern moral action moral theory mystical negation Neoplatonism Nietzsche Nietzsche's notion object ontic ontological other's pain phenomenological philosophy Plotinus position possible postmodern primordial question Quine radical reference reflection relation Rescher ressentiment saintly action saintly existence saintly lives saints schizoanalysis sense signifier social structure suffering synonymy temporal thinking thought time's tion tradition trans transcendence truth violence writes York
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...