Halifax Colloquy

Richard Kearney

in Debates in Continental Philosophy

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print August 2004 | ISBN: 9780823223176
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823235155 | DOI:

Series: Perspectives in Continental Philosophy

Halifax Colloquy

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Two of the author's most recent books deal explicitly and thematically with the question of God. Here, he traces the development of this theme in his philosophical journey from Poétique du Possible (The Poetics of the Possible) to The God Who May Be and Strangers, Gods and Monsters. The basic argument is that there are two fundamental hermeneutics underlying the different regional (ontic) disciplines—the ontological, guided by questions of “being”, and the eschatological, guided by questions of “God” or the “Good”. The author also ponders whether there could ever be an incompatibility between seeking love and justice and seeking God; how he would situate his latest thinking, that of the trilogy, in relation to the “end of metaphysics”; and paganism and idolatry.

Keywords: God; hermeneutics; love; justice; metaphysics; trilogy; paganism; idolatry

Chapter.  3503 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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