Next week we're going to launch a multi-week symposium on Aaron Simmons' new book, God and the Other: Ethics and Politics After the Theological Turn. Our contributors will be Christina Smerick (Greenville College), Stephen Minister (Augustana College), and Nick Trakakis (Australian Catholic University). We'll roll out one engagement per week, with opportunity for comment and engagement. Aaron Simmons (Furman University) will then respond to our symposiasts.
God and the Other is an important book that stages helpful conversation between analytic and continental philosophy of religion, as well as wider conversations in political philosophy.
Here's what some others are saying about the book:
"J. Aaron Simmons has firm command not only of recent work on Levinas and Kierkegaard, but also of a wide range of alternatives in analytic philosophy of religion and political philosophy. More than an exercise in analytic-continental bridge building, Simmons moves continental ethics forward and makes it politically worthwhile." —John Davenport, Fordham University
"Debates within so-called "continental philosophy" and "analytic philosophy" are far closer to each other than most on either "side" realize. By boldly crossing the continental/analytic divide, J. Aaron Simmons convincingly argues that engagement between the two is not only possible, but necessary. God and the Other is a significant step forward." —Bruce Ellis Benson, Wheaton College
"Combines solid research with thoughtful consideration of the issues, and opens up genuinely creative and integrative thinking. . . . Informative, challenging, and provocative." —Jeffrey Dudiak, Kings University College, Edmonton