Extensions: Essays on Interpretation, Rationality, and the Closure of Modernism

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SUNY Press, 1992 - Philosophy - 347 pages
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In ten essays, originally published 1987-91 and in some cases revised for the collection, Watson (philosophy, U. of Notre Dame) constructs a conception of rationality that moves between the extremes of the absolute and the ephemeral. For readers familiar with the terms and ideas of both modern and postmodern philosophy. No subject index. Paper edition (unseen), $16.95. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
 

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Contents

Prologue On the Crisis of Theory
3
On the Narratives of Dasein
7
Circulos in Demonstrando
10
Discipline and Interpretation
12
Against Demarcation
14
Dialectic and the Canonizations of Excess
16
The Phantasm and the Ruins of Being
18
On the Critical Tribunal
20
On the Agon of the Phenomenological
85
The Dispersion of Dasein
111
Between Truth and Method
137
Quarreling Between the Ancients and the Moderns
160
On the Delineation of the Visible
171
On the Right to Interpret Beyond the Copernican Turn
201
The Philosophers Text
223
On the Rationality of the Fragment
245

The Genres of Theory
22
Abysses
25
Aesthetics and the Foundations of Interpretation
47
Hegel Hermeneutics and the Retrieval of the Sacred
69

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Stephen Watson is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame.

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