By (author) Alphonso Lingis
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Dangerous Emotions by Alphonso Lingis
Book DescriptionAlphonso Lingis is an original among American philosophers. An eloquent and insightful commentator on continental philosophers, he is also a phenomenologist who has gone to live in many lands. "Dangerous Emotions" continues the line of inquiry begun in "Abuses", taking the reader to Easter Island, Japan, Java, and Brazil as Lingis poses a new range of questions and brings his extraordinary descriptive skills to bear on innocence and the love of crime, the relationships of beauty with lust and of joy with violence and violation. He explores the religion of animals, the force in blessings and in curses. When the sphere of work and reason breaks down, and in catastrophic events we catch sight of cosmic time, our anxiety is mixed with exhilaration and ecstasy. More than acceptance of death, can philosophy understand joy in dying? Haunting and courageous, Lingis' writing has generated intense interest and debate among gender and cultural theorists as well as philosophers, and "Dangerous Emotions" is certain to introduce his work to an ever broader circle of readers.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780520225596
(229mm x 152mm x 12mm)
Imprint: University of California Press
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish Date: 7-Mar-2000
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Alphonso Lingis
Body Transformations, Hardback (September 2005)
Written by a critic and philosopher, this book examines the question: how are we to understand the strangeness of our bodies? Covering a range of subjects, from ethics and fetishism, to the function of genitals and the distinctiveness of good actions, it is useful for students and scholars of cultural studies, sociology and gender studies.
Trust, Paperback (April 2004)
Alphonso Lingis, traveller extraordinaire, discusses the trust that is inherent in travel and reflects on his many journeys. He finds a condition close to childlike innocence, where trust is ultimate and on the way discovers new truths about spirituality, masculinity, love, death, ecstasy and change.
Sensation, Hardback (March 1996)» View all books by Alphonso Lingis
Contesting holistic conceptions of phenomenology and existential philosophy, here, the author refutes the primacy of perception and the practicable world. By contrast, he seeks to elucidate the substantive (sensual and excitable) body.
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Author Biography - Alphonso Lingis
Alphonso Lingis is Professor of Philosophy at the Pennsylvania State University and author of Abuses (California, 1994), The Community of Those Who Have Nothing in Common (1994), Foreign Bodies (1994), and other books.
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