Radical Hermeneutics

Radical Hermeneutics

Repetition, Deconstruction, and the Hermeneutic Project
John D. Caputo
Distribution: World
Publication date: 01/22/1988
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 978-0-253-20442-4
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““This is a remarkable book: wide-ranging, resonant, and well-written; it is also reflective and personable, warm and engaging.” —Philosophy and Literature “With this book Caputo takes his place firmly as the foremost American, continental post-modernist . . . ” —International Philosophical Quarterly “One cannot but be impressed by the scope of Radical Hermeneutics.” —Man and World “Caputo’s study is stunning in its scope and scholarship.” —Robert E. Lauder, St. John’s University, The Thomist For John D. Caputo, hermeneutics means radical thinking without transcendental justification: attending to the ruptures and irregularities in existence before the metaphysics of presence has a chance to smooth them over. Radical Hermeneutics forges a closer collaboration between hermeneutics and deconstruction than has previously been attempted.”

“[This biography is] movingly personal . . . . may prove to be one of the most accomplished and important musical biographies of the 21st century.”
 — Christopher Brodersen, Fanfare, 8/1/10

“Laila Storch . . . is generous in her admiration of [Marcel Tabuteau's] compelling artistry. She has produced a monumental tribute to an extraordinary musician whose influence remains alive in each generation of American oboists.”
 — Anthony McColl, Double Reed News, 87 Summer 2009

“. . . This book will be informative, interesting, and beneficial for anyone who is involved with the performance of music in the United States, whether in the field or in academe.”
 — Lois Kuyper-Rushing, Louisiana State University

“. . . Storch’s intriguing book will appeal to a broad audience, not just oboists. Anyone interested in music will find Tabuteau's philosophies and Storch's research beneficial and applicable.”
 — Choice, January 2009

“Ms. Storch's style is descriptive, informative, and engaging—a nice blend between the historical and the personal. This volume gets my vote as the winning historical profile of one of the most influential and revered performers and pedagogues of our time—Marcel Tabuteau. A must for every serious musician's library.”
 — Linda Strommen, Indiana University

“Everyone always said that a book ought to be written about that unique and extraordinary man, Marcel Tabuteau. Now, at last, the book has arrived.”
 — Louis Rosenblatt

“Laila Storch's biography of Marcel Tabuteau provides a detailed and intimate portrait of the life and artistry of the man widely considered to be the father of the American school of oboe playing.”
 — The Double Reed, Vol. 33, No. 2, Summer 2010

“[Storch's] personal descriptions of what it was like to study with this mercurial genius are absolutely fascinating; they provide indispensable glimpses for this generation of oboe students, not to mention future ones.”
 — Dan Stolper, Interlochen Centre for the Arts

“In this volume, Ms. Storch cleverly captures the essence of Marcel Tabuteau, one of the finest musicians and greatest teachers of his era and whose unique perspective profoundly influenced classical music for generations to follow. The stories she tells about this remarkable man are, at once, poignant, witty and right on the mark.”
 — John Minsker

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Table of Contents


Introduction: Restoring Life to Its Original Difficulty

Part One: Repetition and the Genesis of Hermeneutics

CHAPTER I. Repetition and Kinesis: Kierkegaard on the Foundering of Metaphysics

CHAPTER II. Repetition and Constitution: Husserl’s Proto-Hermeneutics

CHAPTER III. Retrieval and the Circular Being of Dasein: Hermeneutics in Being and Time

Part Two: Deconstruction and the Radicalization of Hermeneutics

CHAPTER IV. Hermeneutics after Being and Time

CHAPTER V. Repetition and the Emancipation of Signs: Derrida on Husserl

CHAPTER VI. Hermes and the Dispatches from Being: Derrida on Heidegger

CHAPTER VII. Cold Hermeneutics: Heidegger/Derrida

Part Three: The Hermenuatic Project

CHAPTER VIII. Toward a Postmetaphysical Rationality

CHAPTER IX. Toward an Ethics of Dissemination

CHAPTER X. Openess to the Mystery

List of Abbreviations