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After GodRichard Kearney and the Religious Turn in Continental Philosophy$
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John Panteleimon Manoussakis

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780823225316

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: March 2011

DOI: 10.5422/fso/9780823225316.001.0001

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Is the Possible Doing Justice to God?

Is the Possible Doing Justice to God?

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(p.104) Is the Possible Doing Justice to God?
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After God
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Dominique Janicaud

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Fordham University Press
DOI:10.5422/fso/9780823225316.003.0007

This chapter addresses the question: is the possible doing justice to God? The first reply is negative: the possible as a philosophical category cannot do justice to God. The discussion reflects upon the possible as a philosophical category and the eschatological may-be. The answer later changes to maybe provided that one avoids using the possible as a metaphysical category. The chapter suggests the clarification of the difference between a phenomenology and a hermeneutics of the may-be, which would not yet be; an account of various possible versions of a hermeneutical phenomenology of faith and religion; and the retrieval of the highest tradition of ontotheology or the unceasing deconstruction of metaphysics in the manner of Derrida.

Keywords:   possible, philosophy, metaphysics, eschatology, ontotheology, phenomenology, hermeneutics, Derrida, God

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