Encounters with Alphonso Lingis

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Alexander E. Hooke, Wolfgang W. Fuchs
Lexington Books, Sep 22, 2003 - Philosophy - 218 pages
Encounters with Alphonso Lingis is the first extensive study of this American philosopher who is gaining an international reputation to augment his national one. Lingis's books have already been translated into nearly a dozen languages, and writers from many disciplines are finding his works a source for fresh philosophical and scholarly inquiries. The distinguished contributors to this volume reflect on their own encounters with this unique American thinker as they engage his work from their various critical perspectives. They address most of the central themes found in his writings—including singularity and otherness, death and eroticism, emotions and rationality, embodiment and the face, excess and the sacred. In the book's first section, the contributors discuss Lingis's significance as a contemporary philosopher, particularly with regard to such renowned figures as Dante, Kant, Nietzsche, Foucault, and the major existential and phenomenological thinkers of the past century. In the second section, they focus on Lingis's ideas as the basis for inquiries into additional fields, such as art, literature, cultural studies, and politics. The book closes with a new essay by Lingis himself.
 

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Alexander E. Hooke is Professor of Philosophy at Villa Julie College. He is the editor of Virtuous Persons, Vicious Deeds (1998). Wolfgang W. Fuchs is Professor of Philosophy at Towson State University.

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