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Kearney, Richard

Works: 96 works in 709 publications in 5 languages and 25,805 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Festschriften  Conference papers and proceedings  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Publishing director, Author of introduction, Contributor, Other, win, Translator, Creator
Classifications: B804, 809
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Most widely held works by Richard Kearney
Modern movements in European philosophy by Richard Kearney( Book )

34 editions published between 1986 and 1995 in English and Italian and held by 803 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
Twentieth-century continental philosophy by Richard Kearney( Book )

33 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 780 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This major volume includes fourteen chapters on continental philosophy's major representatives and schools, including phenomenology, existentialism, and postmodernism
The wake of imagination : toward a postmodern culture by Richard Kearney( Book )

36 editions published between 1986 and 2005 in English and Spanish and held by 719 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
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 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On stories by Richard Kearney( Book )

21 editions published between 2001 and 2017 in English and Dutch and held by 476 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
On Paul Ricoeur : the Owl of Minerva by Richard Kearney( Book )

15 editions published between 2004 and 2017 in English and held by 451 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 437 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
Questioning ethics : contemporary debates in philosophy by Richard Kearney( Book )

21 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and held by 412 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
Strangers, Gods, and monsters : interpreting otherness by Richard Kearney( Book )

16 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and Turkish and held by 408 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
Anatheism : returning to God after God by Richard Kearney( Book )

16 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 399 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
Postnationalist Ireland : politics, culture, philosophy by Richard Kearney( Book )

23 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The encroachment of globalization and demands for greater regional autonomy have had a profound effect on the way we picture Ireland. This challenging new look at the key question of sovereignty asks us how we should think about the identity of a 'postnationalist' Ireland. Richard Kearney goes to the heart of the conflict over demand for communal identity, traditionally expressed by nationalism, and the demand for a universal model of citizenship, traditionally expressed by republicanism. In so doing, he asks us to question whether the sacrosanct concept of absolute national sovereignty is becoming a luxury ill-afforded in the emerging new Europe
Transitions : narratives in modern Irish culture by Richard Kearney( Book )

14 editions published between 1987 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The God who may be : a hermeneutics of religion by Richard Kearney( Book )

16 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 345 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
Debates in continental philosophy : conversations with contemporary thinkers by Richard Kearney( Book )

17 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 336 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
Poetics of imagining : modern to post-modern by Richard Kearney( Book )

18 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

18 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This contains 3 major essays by Ricoeur - on Europe, fragility and responsibility, and love and justice - followed by nine key essays by internationally known experts, to provide the reader with a tour of Ricoeur's work
The wake of imagination : ideas of creativity in Western culture by Richard Kearney( Book )

13 editions published between 1988 and 1998 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With his remarkable range of vision, the author takes us on a voyage of discovery that leads from Eden to Fellini, from paradise to parody - plotting the various models of the imagination as: Hebraic, Greek, medieval, Romantic, existential and post-modern
Carnal hermeneutics by Richard Kearney( Book )

12 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 140 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"
Phenomenologies of the stranger : between hostility and hospitality by Richard Kearney( Book )

12 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 137 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
Traversing the heart : journeys of the inter-religious imagination( Book )

7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 47 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
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Twentieth-century continental philosophy
Alternative Names
Kearney, Richard C.

Kearney, Richard F. 1954-

Richard Kearney filósofo irlandés

Richard Kearney filosoof uit Ierland

Richard Kearney Irish philosopher

Richard Kearney philosophe irlandais

Керни, Ричард

커니, 리차드

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カーニー, リチャード


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Twentieth-century continental philosophyThe wake of imagination : toward a postmodern cultureOn storiesOn Paul Ricoeur : the Owl of MinervaThe Continental philosophy readerQuestioning ethics : contemporary debates in philosophyStrangers, Gods, and monsters : interpreting othernessAnatheism : returning to God after God