The First Person Singular

The First Person Singular Alphonso Lingis s singular works of philosophy are not so much written as performed and in The First Person Singular the performance is characteristically brilliant a consummate act of philosophical

  • Title: The First Person Singular
  • Author: Alphonso Lingis
  • ISBN: 9780810124134
  • Page: 252
  • Format: Paperback
  • Alphonso Lingis s singular works of philosophy are not so much written as performed, and in The First Person Singular the performance is characteristically brilliant, a consummate act of philosophical reckoning Lingis s subject here, aptly enough, is the subject itself, understood not as consciousness but as embodied, impassioned, active being His book is, at the sameAlphonso Lingis s singular works of philosophy are not so much written as performed, and in The First Person Singular the performance is characteristically brilliant, a consummate act of philosophical reckoning Lingis s subject here, aptly enough, is the subject itself, understood not as consciousness but as embodied, impassioned, active being His book is, at the same time, an elegant cultural analysis of how subjectivity is differently and collectively understood, invested, and situated The subject Lingis elaborates in detail is the passionate subject of fantasy, of obsessive commitment, of noble actions, the subject enacting itself through an engagement with others, including animals and natural forces This is not the linguistic or literary subject posited by structuralism and post structuralism, nor the rational consciousness posited by post Enlightenment philosophy It is rather a being embodied in both a passionate, intensifying activity and a cultural collective made up of embodied others as well as the social rituals and practices that comprise this first person singular.

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  • Alphonso Lingis

    Alphonso Lingis is an American philosopher, writer and translator, currently Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Pennsylvania State University His areas of specialization include phenomenology, existentialism, modern philosophy, and ethics.

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  • For a long time now, Alphonso Lingis has been well aware of the incantatory power of the word; its ability not simply to describe, map out, or allude to things, but to bring into being entirely novel states of affairs - to affirm, sustain and enchant the fleshy beings that utter them, along with the shimmering air through which they resound and are suspended. In The First Person Singular>, Lingis turns his own magical words to - among other things - a phenomenology of honor; the ways in which [...]


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