Encounters with Alphonso Lingis

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Alexander E. Hooke, Wolfgang Walter Fuchs
Lexington Books, 2003 - Philosophy - 206 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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Contents

LOCATING LINGIS IN TRADITIONS OF THOUGHT
1
Far from the Pallid Float
3
Seeing the Named Naming the Seen Relations to the Tradition
19
Reflections Since Dangerous Emotions Interview with Alphonso Lingis 2002
35
The Sacred Vision of a Solitary Voyager
43
Encounter the World Keep a Clear Eye
51
Silent Communities Foucault and Lingis on the End of Philosophy
63
Foreign Bodies Interview with Alphonso Lingis 1996
83
Chapter Ten Naked
119
There Is Always Another Island
133
Mapping the Earth Otherwise
147
Grief Suspended Lingis Cavell Emerson
165
THE RETURN HOME
173
Trust
175
Bibliography
187
Index
201

DEPARTURES SINGULAR AND COMMON REALITIES
99
Limits Borders and Shores of Singularity
101
Dream of a Blind Sculptress
109

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About the author (2003)

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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