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Caputo: Chapter Five—Postmodern Prophets—Part Two

In contrast to Kant who lived, wrote, taught, and died in the same place, with little or no travel abroad, Friedrich Nietzsche was probably the first European philosopher of note to extensively use the modern railway system.  He did his … Continue reading

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Caputo: Chapter Four—The Enlightenment and Its Critics: A Short History—Part One

Caputo begins chapter four with these questions: “How did we get from Augustine to Derrida?  What happened to truth in modernity to precipitate the postmodern turn?” To answer those questions, Caputo tells us that such, “…requires a closer look… [of] … 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

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