top_1_963_35.JPG
top_2_1.jpg top_2_2.jpg
 
 
  HOME   PUBLISH   DONATE   ABOUT   CONTACT   HELP   SEARCH  
 
   
Derrida and Negative Theology
Derrida and Negative Theology
Click on image to enlarge

Harold Coward - Editor
Toby Foshay - Editor
Jacques Derrida - With a conclusion by
N/A
Hardcover - 352 pages
Release Date: September 1992
ISBN10: 0-7914-0963-5
ISBN13: 978-0-7914-0963-3

Out of Print
Price: $33.95 
Paperback - 352 pages
Release Date: August 1992
ISBN10: 0-7914-0964-3
ISBN13: 978-0-7914-0964-0

Quantity:  
Available as a Google eBook
for other eReaders and tablet devices.
Click icon below...


Summary Read First Chapter image missing

This book explores the thought of Jacques Derrida as it relates to the tradition of apophatic thought--negative theology and philosophy--in both Western and Eastern traditions. Following the Introduction by Toby Foshay, two of Derrida's essays on negative theology, Of an Apocalyptic Tone Newly Adopted in Philosophy and How to Avoid Speaking: Denials, are reprinted here. These are followed by essays from a Western perspective by Mark C. Taylor and Michel Despland, and essays from an Eastern perspective by David Loy, a Buddhist, and Harold Coward, a Hindu. In the Conclusion, Jacques Derrida responds to these discussions.

"So we could say that, rather than measuring deconstruction as a negative theology, we are attempting to gauge the degree to which the modern in its negativity is prefigured by the classical tradition in its own characteristic search for autonomy, to better appreciate the genealogy and disjunction of our era." -- from the Introduction

Harold Coward is Director of the Calgary Institute for the Humanities at the University of Calgary. He is author of Derrida and Indian Philosophy and Jung and Eastern Thought; editor of Modern Indian Responses to Religious Pluralism; and co-author of Hindu Ethics: Purity, Abortion, and Euthanasia, all published by SUNY Press. Toby Foshay is Assistant Professor in the Department of English at the University of Victoria.


Bookmark and Share

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Contributors

1. Introduction: Denegation and Resentment
Toby Foshay

2. Of an Apocalyptic Tone Newly Adopted in Philosophy
Jacques Derrida

3. How to Avoid Speaking: Denials
Jacques Derrida

4. On Not Solving Riddles Alone
Michel Despland

5. nO nOt nO
Mark C. Taylor

6. A Hindu Response to Derrida's View of Negative Theology
Harold Coward

7. The Deconstruction of Buddhism
David Loy

8. Conclusion: Divine Reservations
Morny Joy

9. Post-Scriptum: Aporias, Ways and Voices
Jacques Derrida

Index



Related Subjects
22066/23375(WDE/DF/)

Related Titles

Buddhist Women and Social Justice
Buddhist Women and Social Justice
Figuring Religions
Figuring Religions
Theosophy, Imagination, Tradition
Theosophy, Imagination, Tradition
The Yoga of Vibration and Divine Pulsation
The Yoga of Vibration and Divine Pulsation
Veda and Torah
Veda and Torah
Cosmology and Architecture in Premodern Islam
Cosmology and Architecture in Premodern Islam
Ritual and Speculation in Early Tantrism
Ritual and Speculation in Early Tantrism
Eight Lives
Eight Lives
What Number Is God?
What Number Is God?
Dilemmas of Life and Death
Dilemmas of Life and Death



 
bottom_1_963_35.jpg