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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
Author
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
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1933-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lingis, Alphonso
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Existential phenomenology
  • Philosophy, Modern
  • Existential phenomenology
  • Philosophy, Modern
  • PHILOSOPHY / General
Label
Irrevocable : a philosophy of mortality, Alphonso Lingis
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part 1: Outside. Outside -- The weight of reality -- Doubles -- Shadows -- Part II: Chance. Cause, choice, chance -- Part III: Passions. The altiplano -- Return of the first person singular -- Aconcagua -- Seduction -- Truthfulness -- The stone axe -- Part IV: Belief. Angels with guns -- Belief -- Performance -- Voyage -- Part V: Justice. The future of torture -- Justice --The system -- Truth in reconciliation -- Part VI: Irrevocable. The babies in trees -- Mortality -- Dignity -- Irrevocable loss -- Part VII: Gratitude. Gratitude
Control code
1004265746
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vi, 229 pages
Isbn
9780226556932
Lccn
2018004724
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1004265746
Label
Irrevocable : a philosophy of mortality, Alphonso Lingis
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part 1: Outside. Outside -- The weight of reality -- Doubles -- Shadows -- Part II: Chance. Cause, choice, chance -- Part III: Passions. The altiplano -- Return of the first person singular -- Aconcagua -- Seduction -- Truthfulness -- The stone axe -- Part IV: Belief. Angels with guns -- Belief -- Performance -- Voyage -- Part V: Justice. The future of torture -- Justice --The system -- Truth in reconciliation -- Part VI: Irrevocable. The babies in trees -- Mortality -- Dignity -- Irrevocable loss -- Part VII: Gratitude. Gratitude
Control code
1004265746
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vi, 229 pages
Isbn
9780226556932
Lccn
2018004724
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1004265746

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