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The Resource Irrevocable : a philosophy of mortality, Alphonso Lingis

Irrevocable : a philosophy of mortality, Alphonso Lingis

Label
Irrevocable : a philosophy of mortality
Title
Irrevocable
Title remainder
a philosophy of mortality
Statement of responsibility
Alphonso Lingis
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In his latest book, the prolific writer and thinker Alphonso Lingis brings interdisciplinarity and lyrical philosophizing to the weight of reality, the weight of things, and the weight of life itself. Drawing from philosophy, anthropology, psychology, religion, and science, Lingis seeks to uncover what in our reality escapes our attempts at measuring and categorizing. Writing as much from his own experiences and those of others as from his longstanding engagement with phenomenology and existentialism, Irrevocable studies the world in which shadows, reflections, halos, and reverberations count as much as the carpentry of things. Whether describing religious art and ritual, suffering, war and disease, the pleasures of love, the wonders of nature, archaeological findings, surfing, volcanoes, or jellyfish, Lingis writes with equal measures of rigor and abandon about the vicissitudes of our practices and beliefs. Knowing that birth, the essential encounters in our lives, crippling diseases and accidents, and even death are all determined by chance, how do we recognize and understand such chance? After facing tragedies, what makes it possible to live on while recognizing our irrevocable losses? Lingis?s investigations are accompanied by his own vivid photographs from around the world. Balancing the local and the global, and ranging across vast expanses of culture and time, Irrevocable sounds the depths of both our passions and our impassioned bodies and minds
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1933-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lingis, Alphonso
Dewey number
128
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Existential phenomenology
  • Philosophy, Modern
Label
Irrevocable : a philosophy of mortality, Alphonso Lingis
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Outside. Outside ; The weight of reality ; Doubles ; Shadows -- Chance. Cause, choice, chance -- Passions. The altiplano ; Return of the first person singular ; Aconcagua ; Seduction ; Truthfulness -- Belief. The stone axe ; Angels with guns ; Belief ; Performance ; Voyage -- Justice. The future of torture ; Justice ; The system ; Truth in reconciliation -- Irrevocable. The babies in trees ; Mortality ; Dignity ; Irrevocable loss -- Gratitude. Gratitude
Control code
on1059450679
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780226557090
Level of compression
unknown
Note
Oxford University Press
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1059450679
Label
Irrevocable : a philosophy of mortality, Alphonso Lingis
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Outside. Outside ; The weight of reality ; Doubles ; Shadows -- Chance. Cause, choice, chance -- Passions. The altiplano ; Return of the first person singular ; Aconcagua ; Seduction ; Truthfulness -- Belief. The stone axe ; Angels with guns ; Belief ; Performance ; Voyage -- Justice. The future of torture ; Justice ; The system ; Truth in reconciliation -- Irrevocable. The babies in trees ; Mortality ; Dignity ; Irrevocable loss -- Gratitude. Gratitude
Control code
on1059450679
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780226557090
Level of compression
unknown
Note
Oxford University Press
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1059450679

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