[FL 3339]  The Hermeneutic Critic of Truth: Attempt to Situate Thomistic Truth in Postmodernity – 21.22

Semester I
tuesday 10:30 - 12:15

Course Information

Professor: ROGI, Thomas
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Language: English

ECTS: 3
Schedule:
Semester I
tuesday 10:30 - 12:15

Content

Aims:
1)To provide the student with an understanding of the concept of truth in classical philosophical traditions leading up to Thomas Aquinas; 2)To analyse Aquinas and the argument that ‘the truthshows itself’ and to critique it as a theme that responds to Kantian scepticism which begins to anticipate both Heidegger and hermeneutics; 3) To Enquire whether Aquinas’s ‘Truth’ can function as an alternative to turn premodern (begore Enlightenment) and modern (Enlightenment) thought into a postmodern critique and make a fresh start with better insight.

Outline:
St. Thomas Aquinas and the argument that the truth shows itself can be seen as theme that responds to Kantian scepticism and begins to anticipate both Heidegger and hermeneutics.Accordingly, the following suggests itself: An analytic study of the concept of truth leading up to St. Thomas Aquinas; Kant’s problematisation of metaphysical truth; Hegel and an Historical Ontology of Truth; Nietzsche and Truth and Nihilism; Heidegger on Truth and Ontology; and Vattimo on The Farewell to Metaphysics and Truth and the Recovery of Religious “truth”. A Critical Summary: Unresolved problems and Anticipated Solutions; why Post-Modern Truth is a problem for Theology;Relevance of Thomistic Philosophy in Postmodernity; and What is the issue and what is at stake?

Bibliography

St. Thomas Aquinas and the argument that the truth shows itself can be seen as theme that responds to Kantian scepticism and begins to anticipate both Heidegger and hermeneutics. Accordingly, the following suggests itself: An analytic study of the concept of truth leading up to St. Thomas Aquinas; Kant’s problematisation of metaphysical truth; Hegel and an Historical Ontology of Truth; Nietzsche and Truth and Nihilism; Heidegger on Truth and Ontology; and Vattimo on The Farewell to Metaphysics and Truth and the Recovery of Religious “truth”. A Critical Summary: Unresolved problems and Anticipated Solutions; why Post-Modern Truth is a problem for Theology; Relevance of Thomistic Philosophy in Postmodernity; and What is the issue and what is at stake?