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Kearney, Richard

Works: 102 works in 743 publications in 4 languages and 26,262 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Festschriften  Conference papers and proceedings  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Publishing director, Author of introduction, Contributor, Other, win, Creator, Translator
Classifications: B804, 809
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Most widely held works by Richard Kearney
The God who may be : a hermeneutics of religion by Richard Kearney( )

16 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 1,922 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Kearney is one of the most exciting thinkers in the English-speaking world of continental philosophy ... and [he] joins hands with its fundamental project, asking the question 'what'or who'comes after the God of metaphysics?'"--John D. Caputo Engaging some of the most urgent issues in the philosophy of religion today, in this lively book Richard Kearney proposes that instead of thinking of God as 'actual, ' God might best be thought of as the possibility of the impossible. By pulling away from biblical perceptions of God and breaking with dominant theological traditions, Kearney draws on the work of Ricoeur, Levinas, Derrida, Heidegger, and others to provide a surprising and original answer to who or what God might be. For Kearney, the intersecting dimensions of impossibility propel religious experience and faith in new directions, notably toward views of God that are unforeseeable, unprogrammable, and uncertain. Important themes such as the phenomenology of the persona, the meaning of the unity of God, God and desire, notions of existence and diff̌rance, and faith in philosophy are taken up in this penetrating and original work. Richard Kearney is Professor of Philosophy at Boston College and University College, Dublin. He is author of many books on modern philosophy and culture, including Dialogues with Contemporary Continental Thinkers, The Wake of Imagination, and The Poetics of Modernity
Postnationalist Ireland : politics, culture, philosophy by Richard Kearney( )

23 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 1,779 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kearney then takes us beyond the political with chapters on the influence of such philosophers as George Berkeley, John Toland and John Tyndall and looks at some of the myths in Irish poetry and nationhood. Postnationalist Ireland provides a recasting of contemporary Irish politics, culture, literature and philosophy and will appeal to students of these subjects and Irish studies in general
Questioning ethics : contemporary debates in philosophy by Karl-Otto Apel( )

21 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and held by 1,653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Counter Questioning Ethics is a major discussion by some of world's leading thinkers of some of the most important ethical issues confronting us today. New essays including Habermas, MacIntyre, Ricoeur and Kristeva discuss issues such as the nature of politics, women's rights, lying, repressed memory, historical debt and forgiveness, the self and responsibility, revisionism, bioethics and multiculturalism. The contributors organize their discussions along the topics of hermeneutics, deconstruction, critical theory, psychoanalysi and the applications of ethics. Also included in this collection is an interview with Jacques Derrida which provides the most accessible insight into his thinking
Poetics of imagining : modern to post-modern by Richard Kearney( )

21 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 1,616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paul Ricoeur : the hermeneutics of action by Paul Ricœur( )

18 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 1,513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume assembles leading scholars to address and explain the significance of Ricoeur's body of work. Opening with three key essays from Ricoeur himself, the book offers a tour of his work ranging across topics such as hermeneutics of action, narrative force, the other and deconstruction
The wake of imagination : toward a postmodern culture by Richard Kearney( )

41 editions published between 1986 and 2016 in English and Spanish and held by 1,435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of imagination is rich and absorbing. Like all species under threat of extinction, the imagination needs to be recorded in terms of its genealogy : its conceptual origins and mutations. Richard Kearney investigates the formative concepts of imagination as they first emerged in the Greek and Biblical traditions, and later through the modern and postmodern periods of Western cultural history.-back cover
Anatheism : returning to God after God by Richard Kearney( )

16 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Has the passing of the old God paved the way for a new kind of religious project, a more responsible way to seek sound, and love the things we call divine? Has the suspension of dogmatic certainties and presumptions opened a space in which we can encounter religious wonder anew? Situated at the split between theism and atheism, we now have the opportunity to respond in deeper, freer ways to things we cannot fathom or prove." "Distinguished philosopher Richard Kearney calls this condition ana-theos, or God after God - a moment of creative "not knowing" that signifies a break with former sure ties and invites us to forge new meanings from the most ancient of wisdoms. Anatheism refers to an inaugural event that lies at the heart of every great religion, a wager between hospitality and hostility to the stranger, the other - the sense of something "more." By analyzing the roots of our own anatheistic moment Kearney shows not only how a return to God is possible for those who seek it but also how a more liberating faith can be born."--Jacket
Traversing the heart : journeys of the inter-religious imagination by Richard Kearney( )

8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The key wager of Traversing the Heart - Journeys of the Inter-religious Imagination is that a spiritual imaginary operating at the level of metaphor, narrative, symbol and epiphany can traverse the borders of dogma and ideology and open genuine conversations between wisdom traditions. Like every hermeneutics of the heart, this journey begins to unfold in a concrete space and time: the inter-religious conference at Bangalore in June 2007. While this collection does not claim to cover the religious traditions of all continents, its concluding essay on transculturation in religious art highlights the importance of the North-South dialogue as a necessary supplement to the East-West one largely addressed in the book. As a call to future journeys and dialogue, this volume aims to communicate the one seminal lesson learned during the India conference: that in our third millennium, religions will be interreligious or they will not be at peace. --Book Jacket
On stories by Richard Kearney( )

25 editions published between 2001 and 2017 in English and Dutch and held by 1,078 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing on the work of James Joyce, the story of Sigmund Freud's patient Dora and the case of Oscar Schindler, Richard Kearney skillfully illuminates how stories are deep at work in fictional writing, autobiography and psychoanalysis and above all, in attempts to talk of the "self." He also considers the stories of nations and how these affect the way a national identity can emerge from stories. He looks at the stories of Romulus and Remus in the founding of Rome, the hidden agenda of stories in the antagonism between Britain and Ireland, and how stories of alienation in film such as Aliens and Men in Black reveal often disturbing narratives at work in projections of North American national identity
Twentieth-century continental philosophy by Richard Kearney( Book )

35 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 912 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This major volume includes fourteen chapters on continental philosophy's major representatives and schools, including phenomenology, existentialism, and postmodernism
Phenomenologies of the stranger : between hostility and hospitality by Richard Kearney( )

12 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 860 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is strange? Or better, who is strange? When do we encounter the stranger? This volume takes the question of hosting the Stranger to the deeper level of embodied imagination & the senses
Strangers, Gods, and monsters : interpreting otherness by Richard Kearney( )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 812 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strangers, Gods and Monsters is a fascinating look at how human identity is shaped by three powerful but enigmatic forces. Often overlooked in accounts of how we think about ourselves and others, Richard Kearney skilfully shows, with the help of vivid examples and illustrations, how the human outlook on the world is formed by the mysterious triumvirate of strangers, gods and monsters. In the first part of the book, he shows how the figure of stranger - the "barbarians" for ancient Greece, the 'savages' for imperial Europe - defines our own identity by the very idea that it is the Other, not we, who is unknown. He then goes on to examine the image of the monster, and with the aid of powerful examples from ancient Minotaurs to medieval demons and post-modern enemies, argues that human selfhood itself frequently contains a monstrous element. In the final part of the book Richard Kearney shows how many gods are still alive for people today testifying to the human psyche's yearning to slip the shackles of our finitude and death. Throughout, Richard Kearney shows how strangers, gods and monsters do not merely reside in myths or fantasies but constitute a central part of our cultural unconscious. Above all, he argues that until we understand better that the Other resides deep within ourselves, we can have little hope of understanding how our most basic fears and desires manifest themselves in the external world and how we can learn to live with them
Modern movements in European philosophy by Richard Kearney( Book )

36 editions published between 1986 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 807 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this now classic textbook, Richard Kearney surveys the work of nineteen of this centuryʹs most influential European thinkers. The second edition has a new chapter devoted to Julia Kristeva, whose work in the fields of semiotics and psychoanalytic theory has made a significant contribution to recent continental thought. -- Back cover
Reimagining the sacred : Richard Kearney Debates God with James Wood, Catherine Keller, Charles Taylor, Julia Kristeva, Gianni Vattimo, Simon Critchley, Jean-Luc Marion, John Caputo, David Tracey, Jens Zimmermann, and Merold Westphal by Richard Kearney( )

12 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 800 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contemporary conversations about religion and culture are framed by two reductive definitions of secularity. In one, multiple faiths and nonfaiths coexist free from a dominant belief in God. In the other, we deny the sacred altogether and exclude religion from rational thought and behavior. But is there a third way for those who wish to rediscover the sacred in a skeptical society? What kind of faith, if any, can be proclaimed after the ravages of the Holocaust and the many religion-based terrors since?Richard Kearney explores these questions with a host of philosophers known for their inclusive, forward-thinking work on the intersection of secularism, politics, and religion. An interreligious dialogue that refuses to paper over religious difference, these conversations locate the sacred within secular society and affirm a positive role for religion in human reflection and action. Drawing on his own philosophical formulations, literary analysis, and personal interreligious experiences, Kearney develops through these engagements a basic gesture of hospitality for approaching the question of God. His work facilitates a fresh encounter with our best-known voices in continental philosophy and their views on issues of importance to all spiritually minded individuals and skeptics: how to reconcile God's goodness with human evil, how to believe in both God and natural science, how to talk about God without indulging in fundamentalist rhetoric, and how to balance God's sovereignty with God's love
Debates in continental philosophy : conversations with contemporary thinkers by Richard Kearney( )

16 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a collection of illuminating encounters with some of the most important philosophers of our age - by one of its most incisive and innovative critics
Carnal hermeneutics by Richard Kearney( )

14 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Building on a hermeneutic tradition in which accounts of carnal embodiment are overlooked, misunderstood, or underdeveloped, this work initiates a new field of study and concern. Carnal Hermeneutics provides a philosophical approach to the body as interpretation. Transcending the traditional dualism of rational understanding and embodied sensibility, the volume argues that our most carnal sensations are already interpretations. Because interpretation truly goes "all the way down," carnal hermeneutics rejects the opposition of language to sensibility, word to flesh, text to body. In this volume, an impressive array of today's preeminent philosophers seek to interpret the surplus of meaning that arises from our carnal embodiment, its role in our experience and understanding, and its engagement with the wider world"--
Dialogues with contemporary continental thinkers : the phenomenological heritage : Paul Ricoeur, Emmanuel Levinas, Herbert Marcuse, Stanislas Breton, Jacques Derrida by Richard Kearney( Book )

18 editions published between 1984 and 1989 in English and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On Paul Ricoeur : the Owl of Minerva by Richard Kearney( Book )

15 editions published between 2004 and 2017 in English and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume begins with a brief overview of the most important features of Ricoeur's philosophical journey accompanied by a number of studies on the subject. The second part of the study is devoted to other issues in Ricoeur's work based upon five critical exchanges with the author over the last 25 years
The Continental philosophy reader by Richard Kearney( Book )

16 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Continental Philosophy Reader is the first comprehensive anthology of classic writings from the major figures in European thought. Divided into three sections - From Phenomenology to Hermeneutics, From Marxism to Critical Theory and From Structuralism to Deconstruction - it features the key thinkers of those movements with their most widely read and representative writings." "Each selection is introduced and placed in its historical and philosophical context by the editors. There is also a helpful chronology relating the European philosophical tradition to other areas of twentieth-century thought and culture." "Ideal for introductory courses in Continental philosophy and contemporary European thought, The Continental Philosophy Reader provides a comprehensive introduction to some of our century's most influential and controversial intellectual movements."--Jacket
Transitions : narratives in modern Irish culture by Richard Kearney( Book )

14 editions published between 1987 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The God who may be : a hermeneutics of religion
Postnationalist Ireland : politics, culture, philosophyQuestioning ethics : contemporary debates in philosophyPoetics of imagining : modern to post-modernPaul Ricoeur : the hermeneutics of actionThe wake of imagination : toward a postmodern cultureAnatheism : returning to God after GodTraversing the heart : journeys of the inter-religious imaginationOn stories
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Kearney, Richard C.

Kearney, Richard F. 1954-

Richard Kearney filósofo irlandés

Richard Kearney filosoof uit Ierland

Richard Kearney Irish philosopher

Richard Kearney irský filosof a spisovatel

Richard Kearney philosophe irlandais

Керни, Ричард

커니, 리차드

커니, 리처드

カーニー, リチャード


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