Debates in Continental PhilosophyConversations with Contemporary Thinkers

Debates in Continental PhilosophyConversations with Contemporary Thinkers

Richard Kearney

Print publication date: 2011

ISBN: 9780823223176

Publisher: Fordham University Press


For more than twenty years, the author of this book has been in conversation with leading philosophers, literary theorists, anthropologists, and religious scholars. This book brings together twenty-one originally published and extraordinary conversations—the author's 1984 collection Dialogues: The Phenomenological Heritage, his 1992 Visions of Europe: Conversations on the Legacy and Future of Europe, and his 1995 States of Mind: Dialogues with Contemporary Thinkers. Featured interviewees include Stanislas Breton, Umberto Eco, Hans-Georg Gadamer, Herbert Marcus, George Steiner, Julia Kristeva, Emmanuel Levinas, and Jean-François Lyotard. To this classic core, the book adds recent interviews, previously unpublished, with Paul Ricoeur, Jean-Luc Marion, Jacques Derrida, and Georges Dumézil, as well as six colloquies about the author's own work. These interviews provide a guide to the ideas, concerns, and personalities of thinkers who have shaped modern intellectual life.