Princeton University Library Catalog

Passion in philosophy : essays in honor of Alphonso Lingis / edited by Randolph C. Wheeler.

Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
  • Lanham : Lexington Books, [2017]
  • ©2017
Description:
xiv, 171 pages ; 24 cm
Summary note:
Among the first and foremost of American continental philosophers, Alphonso Lingis refines his own thought through a topic usually deemed unworthy for philosophical examination - passion. Lingis criticizes traditional scientific accounts of the emotions as dividing or disrupting our lives and argues for passion as a unifying force, which invites philosophical exploration. The book's structure is twofold. First, it is an examination of Lingis's most recent developments through the topic of passion with essays from some of the most established commentators on the work of Lingis. Second, it offers a substantial retrospective on Lingis's thought in relation to some of the major figures in continental philosophy, namely Levinas, Kant, Heidegger, Butler, Foucault, and Nietzsche, all the while tying into the theme of passion. The essays here grew out of the soil celebrating the eightieth anniversary of Lingis's birth. It is hoped that they can show how Lingis's thought has not only endured over so many productive decades but how it remains vital and even continues to grow.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 151-162) and index.
Contents:
Acongacua / Alphonso Lingis -- Existence in excess / Tom Sparrow -- Symbiotic passion in Lingis / Graham Harman -- Love and lust after Levinas and Lingis / Wolfgang W. Fuchs -- On Alphonso Lingis's 80th birthday : a philosophical journey : from nowhere to nowhere / John Murungi -- Collaborations / Alexander E. Hooke -- The importance of Alphonso Lingis in introducing Emmanuel Levinas to America / Richard I. Sugarman -- Alterity after infinity: interview with Alphonso Lingis (2015) / Randolph C. Wheeler -- Resisting individuality / Emily Anne Parker -- Imperative innovations / Randolph C. Wheeler -- Amor Fati : the tragic passion / Anne Freire Ashbaugh.
Subject(s):
Lingis, Alphonso, 1933- [Browse]
ISBN:
  • 9781498534673 ((cloth ; : alk. paper))
  • 1498534678 ((cloth ; : alk. paper))
  • ((electronic))
LCCN:
2016033984
OCLC:
954203750
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