Monthly Archives: February 2014

Caputo: Chapter One—Modernity and the Eclipse of Truth—Part Five

Caputo finishes up chapter one sort of summarizing where he thinks we are, what modernity has led to, and how he plans to proceed.  He begins: “In modernity, truth was not eliminated, of course, but eclipsed, truncated, cut down to … Continue reading

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Yes, they are buying…

Here is a good example of where the postmodern continues to seep into popular culture and become the air we breathe as it slowly replaces (or challenges-bumps up against) the modern. ‘ “Annihilation” is a novel in which facts are undermined … Continue reading

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Caputo: Chapter One—Modernity and the Eclipse of Truth—Part Four

So we’ve been talking of modernity and the problem it was invented to solve—namely how to deal with the question (and its implications) of which religion was true.  Modernity was imagined and given metaphysical weight to create a “secular” space—a “public” space where … Continue reading

Posted in Enlightenment, John D. Caputo, Kant, Modernity, Postmodernity | 3 Comments

Voices of Reason

Here is a very good blog post and timely because it touches on many of the elements we’ve been discussing in this series on Caputo’s book. The most notable element being how secular fundamentalism is just the other side of … Continue reading

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Caputo: Chapter One—Modernity and the Eclipse of Truth—Part Three

In the last post we talked about the rise of modernity, it’s twin mothers (The Enlightenment and the Reformation), and how this changed how we understood something to be “true” and indeed what the very concept of “truth” meant.  We … Continue reading

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Caputo: Chapter One—Modernity and the Eclipse of Truth—Part Two

In the last post Caputo talked about the difference between wisdom and reason.  He noted the ancient view that wisdom required truth to encompass the good, the true, and beautiful.  Truth was more than a fact or piece of information … Continue reading

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