2009-2010 Symposium on Living Philosophers: John Caputo
Thomas J. Watson Professor of Religion and Humanities, Syracuse University
John D. Caputo works out of the tradition of continental philosophy specializing in postmodern theory of religion. He is an uncommonly clear writer whose books address both scholarly and general audiences (Radical Hermeneutics, 1987; The Prayers and Tears of Jacques Derrida, 1997; The Weakness of God, 2006; On Religion, 2001; Philosophy and Theology, 2006; What Would Jesus Deconstruct? 2007). Caputo taught philosophy at Villanova University for 37 years and is currently the Thomas J. Watson Professor of Religion and Humanities at Syracuse University.
Directors: John Burkey, Raymond Boisvert
External Scholar: Jeffery Robbins, Lebanon Valley College
Invited Speakers: Merold Westphal, Fordham University
Richard Kearney, Boston College