After the Death of God by Vattimo, Gianni; Caputo, John D.; Robbins, Jeffrey W

By Vattimo, Gianni; Caputo, John D.; Robbins, Jeffrey W

John D. Caputo is Thomas J. Watson Professor of faith and arts and professor of philosophy at Syracuse collage and the David R. cook dinner Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Villanova collage. His most up-to-date books are The weak spot of God: A Theology of the development and Philosophy and Theology. Gianni Vattimo is emeritus professor of philosophy on the college of Turin and a member of the eu Parliament. His books with Columbia college Press are Christianity, fact, and Weakening religion: A discussion (with René Girard), now not Being God: A Collaborative Autobiography, Art's declare to fact, After the dying of God, discussion with Nietzsche, the way forward for faith (with Richard Rorty), Nihilism and Emancipation: Ethics, Politics, and the legislations, and After Christianity. Jeffrey W. Robbins is affiliate professor of faith and philosophy at Lebanon Valley university.

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This is already a way to understand the idea of interpretation. That does not imply that if we accept the idea of interpretation, then “everything goes” and anyone can say whatever he wants. Regardless, there are rules, but the rules themselves are relative to language. This is the importance of the later Wittgenstein’s insight into language games, wherein every language functions like a game with its own rules. Obviously, you cannot apply to a game of basketball the rules of baseball. Otherwise, the norms of basketball would be violated.

Robbins. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN-13: 978-0-231-14124-6 (cloth : alk. paper) 1. Philosophy and religion. 2. Death of God. 3. God (Christianity) 4. Christianity—philosophy. 5. Deconstruction. 6. Postmodernism—Religious aspects. 7. Postmodern theology. 8. Belief and doubt. I. Vattimo, Gianni, 1936— II. , 1972– III. Title. C27 2007 211—dc22 2006036009 A Columbia University Press E-book. edu. For Jacques Derrida Contents Acknowledgments Introduction: After the Death of God Jeffrey W.

That does not imply that if we accept the idea of interpretation, then “everything goes” and anyone can say whatever he wants. Regardless, there are rules, but the rules themselves are relative to language. This is the importance of the later Wittgenstein’s insight into language games, wherein every language functions like a game with its own rules. Obviously, you cannot apply to a game of basketball the rules of baseball. Otherwise, the norms of basketball would be violated. This does not mean the baseball rules are wrong, but it means that each language has its own norms.

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