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    John D. Caputo, David R. Cook Professor of Philosophy at Villanova University where he has taught since 1968, works in the area of deconstruction and religion.  He has recently published More Radical Hermeneutics: On Not Knowing Who We Are (Indiana, 2000), which continues his project of building a working relationship between deconstruction and hermeneutics. His On Religion will appear from Routledge early in 2001.  He recently co-edited God,the Gift and Postmodernism (Indiana, 1999), a collection of studies based on the first "Religion and Postmodernism" conference held at Villanova, which featured Jacques Derrida in dialogue with Jean-Luc Marion and other major postmodern theorists. He is the author of Deconstruction in a Nutshell: A Conversation with Jacques Derrida (New York: Fordham University Press, 1997), winner of a Choice “Outstanding Academic Book Award,” and The Prayers and Tears of Jacques Derrida: Religion without Religion (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1997). He is also the author of Against Ethics: Contributions to a Poetics of Obligation with Constant Reference to Deconstruction (1993), which is an attempt to formulate a postmodernist ethics; and Demythologizing Heidegger (1993), a critical reappraisal of Heidegger; Radical Hermeneutics: Repetition, Deconstruction and the Hermeneutic Project (1987), which revisits hermeneutics in the light of deconstruction. He is also the author of Heidegger and Aquinas: An Essay on Overcoming Metaphysics (1982), and The Mystical Element in Heidegger's Thought (1978, 1986).

    Prof. Caputo is past Executive Co-Director of the Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy, and Editor of the book series, "Perspectives in Continental Philosophy" (Fordham University Press); past president of the American Catholic Philosophical Association, a past member of the National Board of Officers of the American Philosophical Association, and of the Executive Committee of the American Philosophical Association, Eastern Division.  He has held research fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities (1992-93) and from the American Council of Learned Societies (1983-84).

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