John Caputo on speculative-realism(s), Latour, Zizek, and more.

John D. Caputo (born October 26, 1940) is an American philosopher who is the Thomas J. Watson Professor of Religion Emeritus at Syracuse University and the David R. Cook Professor of Philosophy Emeritus at Villanova University. Caputo is a major figure associated with Postmodern Christianity as well as the founder of the theological movement known as ‘weak theology‘. Much of Caputo’s work focuses on hermeneutics, phenomenology, deconstruction and theology.


Apocalyptic Politics: Framing the Present
Apocalyptic Nihilism – John D. Caputo, author of Demythologizing Heidegger

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3 responses to “John Caputo on speculative-realism(s), Latour, Zizek, and more.

  1. M, this video that you have linked to is an important lecture for many reasons but the most resonant point for me was the call for phenomenological re-search into those aspects/event-ualities of life that aren’t in the grasp of calculative-reasoning.

    • Could not agree more. Some would argue though that phenomenology can’t escape the methodological paradigm of “intentionality”. Harman, for example doesn’t even begin to entertain a non-intentional phenomenological practice. I argue, contra those who would attempt to limit phenomenology, that there is much to be said for a deconstruction of the metaphysics of intentionally in terms of how physical sensation and non-intentional bodily experience affects us. Reasoning is an aspect of experience not its core operation – as I have tried to argue before re: the difference between epistemic relations (such as inference) and structural/physical relations (such as sensation).

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