Dangerous Emotions / Edition 1

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Overview

Alphonso 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's 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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780520225596
  • Publisher: University of California Press
  • Publication date: 3/15/2000
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 195
  • Sales rank: 1,487,005
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

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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Table of Contents

1 The Navel of the World 1
2 Bestiality 25
3 Faces 41
4 The Religion of Animals 53
5 Blessings and Curses 67
6 Violations 85
7 Innocence 103
8 Catastrophic Time 117
9 Beauty and Lust 139
10 Joy in Dying 159
11 Gifts 173
12 Love Your Enemies 187
Notes 193
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