WorldCat Identities

Lingis, Alphonso 1933-

Works: 71 works in 281 publications in 5 languages and 12,155 library holdings
Genres: Cross-cultural studies  Controversial literature 
Roles: Author, Translator, Author of introduction, Honoree, Other
Classifications: B2430.M379, 111
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Alphonso Lingis
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Most widely held works by Alphonso Lingis
The community of those who have nothing in common by Alphonso Lingis( )

10 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 2,229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Articulating the author's journeys and personal experiences in the idiom of contemporary continental thought, Alphonso Lingis launches a devastating critique, pointing up the myopia of Western rationalism. Here Lingis raises issues of undeniable urgency
Dangerous emotions by Alphonso Lingis( )

14 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and Japanese and held by 2,119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
The visible and the invisible : followed by working notes by Maurice Merleau-Ponty( Book )

6 editions published between 1968 and 1980 in English and held by 933 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edition de 150 pages manuscrites laissées par Merleau-Ponty à sa mort et devant constituer les premiers chapitres d'un grand ouvrage intitulé ##Le visible et l'invisible##. Elles devaient introduire à un nouveau départ pour la pensée philosophique, les concepts fondamentaux de la philosophie moderne étant considérés comme des postulats résultant eux-mêmes déjà d'une interprétation singulière du monde. Le dernier tiers du volume rassemble des notes de travail, éparses, rédigées en vue de l'oeuvre, et qui peuvent en éclairer le sens. Une substantielle postface de Claude Lefort cherche à dégager le sens qu'aurait eu ##Le visible et l'invisible## dans le parcours, interrompu, de la pensée de Merleau-Ponty
Totality and infinity : an essay on exteriority. by Emmanuel Lévinas( Book )

24 editions published between 1969 and 2012 in English and held by 729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Influenced in part by the dialogical philosophies of Franz Rosenzweig and Martin Buber, Totality and Infinity departs from the ethically neutral tradition of ontology to analyze the "face-to-face" relation with the Other. First published in English by Duquesne in 1969, this has become one of the classics of modern philosophy."--Publisher description
Foreign bodies by Alphonso Lingis( Book )

13 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and Japanese and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyses how our culture elaborates our naturally evolved bodies by calling upon the new means contemporary thinkers have used to understand the body. He explains how we make our bodies foreign to ourselves and envisages what they may become."--Publisher
Excesses : eros and culture by Alphonso Lingis( Book )

12 editions published between 1983 and 1997 in English and French and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Libido : the French existential theories by Alphonso Lingis( Book )

12 editions published between 1985 and 2002 in English and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alphonso Lingis's engaging book studies the phenomenological and postphenomenological theories of sexuality of six contemporary French philosophers: Jean-Paul Sartre, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Emmanuel Levinas, Jean-François Lyotard, Gilles Deleuze, and Félix Guattari. After centuries of philosophical silence on the matter, these writers, during the last fory years, have undertaken the first extended exploration of human sexuality in Western philosophical literature. Lingis presents the arguments developed by the six philosophers, critically assesses them, and offers his own explanation of how the libidinal body can be characterized, what the libidinal drive is, and what alterity commands in the erotic imperative. --Publisher description
Deathbound subjectivity by Alphonso Lingis( Book )

7 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Alphonso Lingis analyzes with power and depth the meaning of subject, time and nature throught the lens of the death of the other"--Jacket
The first person singular by Alphonso Lingis( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lingis's singular works of philosophy aren't so much written as performed, and in this work the performance is brilliant, a consummate act of philosophical reckoning. This book is, at the same time, an elegant cultural analysis of how subjectivity is differently and collectively understood, invested, and situated
Body transformations : evolutions and atavisms in culture by Alphonso Lingis( Book )

7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The imperative by Alphonso Lingis( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Phenomenological explanations by Alphonso Lingis( Book )

15 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The intentional analysis devised by phenomenology was first used to explain the meaningfulness of expressions; it aimed at exhibiting the original primary substrates that expressions refer to, and at exhibiting the subjective acts that make signs expressive. The explanation of predicative expressions was then extended to the antecedent layer of prepredicative, perceptual experiences, explaining these by locating, with peculiar kinds of immanent intuitions, the original sensile data which evidence the bodily presence of the real - and by reactivating the informin- formulating, interpreting and the informing-forming subjective acts that make of the sensile data, or material, perceived things. Intentional analysis explains by decomposing the derivate references back to the original references, and by leading the mind's intentions back to the givens they refer to. Can this kind of explanation be extended? The investigations of this book have taken this question in different directions. Can phenomenological explanation be extended to exhibit not only the act-character of the mind, but its substance, its affective materiality, its locomotion, its impressed haecceity, in short, its corporeality (Chapter I)? Shall not the explanation explain that if the terra firma of being, in the maximum proximity where distance no longer introduces indeterminability, is never reached, this is not because of the defects and the finitude of our mind, but because being itself is not there as the answer, positive and affirmative - being itself is in the interrogative mood (Chapter II)? If the given being itself is in the x Preface
Violence and splendor by Alphonso Lingis( Book )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a series of reflections grouped into five areas of inquiry. "Spaces within spaces" explores multiple spaces of our lives--the space of nomads, historical space, geological space, the cosmic space of religious ritual, and the metaphysical habitats of inmates of insane asylums. "Snares for the eyes" analyzes the inner space of our bodies and the inner spaces of things. "The sacred" studies the ways death--the death of others and our own death--fascinates and energizes us. It exhibits the glory in violence and sacrilege. "Splendor" is a study of collective performances that create splendor. Concerning itself most immediately with philosophy, psychology, aesthetics, anthropology and the theory of religion, the book bridges the discourses of continental philosophy and cross-cultural studies. Further drawing insights from both Western and non-Western traditions, it brings such diverse fields as psychology, art and aesthetics, botany, politics, history, zoology, and religious theory into a dialogue about the nature of humanity
The Alphonso Lingis reader by Alphonso Lingis( )

4 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Alphonso Lingis Reader showcases the philosophical thought and beautiful writing of Alphonso Lingis across his career. Much of his writing is a unique blend of travelogue, cultural anthropology, and philosophy"
Sensation : intelligibility in sensibility by Alphonso Lingis( Book )

8 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Irrevocable : a philosophy of mortality by Alphonso Lingis( )

6 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Itinerant philosophy : on Alphonso Lingis by Bobby George( )

2 editions published in 2014 in Undetermined and English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alphonso Lingis is the author of fourteen books and many essays. He is emeritus professor of philosophy at Pennsylvania State University. While many know him only as an eccentric ex-professor or as the translator of Emmanuel Levinas, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, and Pierre Klossowski, he is arguably the most distinctive voice in American continental philosophy. This is no doubt due to the perpetual travel that fuels his arresting written prose and unorthodox public readings. Lingis's lifelong itinerary includes visits -- some brief, others extended or recurring -- to 109 countries. Along the way he has photographed innumerable strangers whose faces adorn the pages of his books. Photography is as essential to Lingis's multidisciplinary philosophical perspective as is his knowledge of phenomenology, anthropology, or psychoanalysis. Some of his photographs have been recently collected and published in the book Contact. Unlike most career academics, Lingis has made a name for himself collecting exotic birds and other creatures, staging performance readings at professional conferences, keeping up a diligent correspondence with friends at home and abroad, and splicing together high theory with intimate autobiography. Those who know him speak of his warmth, sincerity, and noncombative style of argumentation -- rare traits among university scholars. Itinerant Philosophy: On Alphonso Lingis gathers a diverse collection of texts on Lingis's life and philosophy, including poetry, original interviews, essays, book reviews, and a photo essay. It also includes an unpublished piece by Lingis, "Doubles," along with copies of several of his letters to a friend
Passion in philosophy : essays in honor of Alphonso Lingis( Book )

4 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Otherwise than being, or, Beyond essence by Emmanuel Lévinas( Book )

11 editions published between 1980 and 2016 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Otherwise then Being or Beyond Essence" is a sequel to Levinas' "Totality and Infinity". The original French text was published by Martinus Nijhoff in 1974 abd us now for the fi4rst time available in an English translation by the well known translator of Levinas' works Alphonso Lingis. The work contains a fundamentally original theory of the ethical experience and describes - phenomenologically - the face to face relationship, sensibility, responsibility, and speech. The process of the revelation of Being as laid out by modern phenomenological ontology is severely criticized as the author claims that the ultimate account of these phenomena is not in ontology, the exposition of the meaning of Being, but in a paradoxical discourse, in a sceptical mode, of what is beyond Being.". -- from back cover
The Horizons of continental philosophy : essays on Husserl, Heidegger, and Merleau-Ponty by Hugh J Silverman( )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lacan. Barthes. Jakobson. Horkheimer. Adorno. Gadamer. Ricoeur. Foucault. Deleuze. Derrida. lyotard. Vattimo. Kofman. and Irigaray are also part of that outer horizon of continental philosophy. The purpose of this volume however is to establish that space within the core of continental philosophy - specifically in relation to the work of Husserl. Heidegger. and Merleau-Ponty -- and to move out to some of its various horizons. In some cases. these horizons are set by the history of philosophy. in others by newer directions in contemporary philosophy. and in others by alternative modes of philosophizing. The horizons also appear in areas as diverse as epistemology and the philosophy of science. metaphysics. philosophical psychology. and aesthetics. Furthermore. these limits are set by the relationships between philosophy and other disciplines such as psychology. communication theory. and the arts. Nevertheless the volume is organized around each of the three major figures in the phenomenological core of continental philosophy. The twelve essays provide important investigations into current research -- they represent the range and skills of contemporary work in relation to Husserl. Heidegger. and Merleau-Ponty. In themselves however they indicate advances in philosophical research and are hardly simple commentaries on these three figures. Husserl. Heidegger. and Merleau-Ponty constitute texts on the basis of which phenomenology is taken to its limits -- and even beyond
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.30 (from 0.04 for Exultant f ... to 1.00 for Translatio ...)

Dangerous emotions
Dangerous emotionsThe visible and the invisible : followed by working notesTotality and infinity : an essay on exteriority.Foreign bodiesThe first person singularBody transformations : evolutions and atavisms in cultureThe imperativePhenomenological explanations
Alternative Names
Alphonso Lingis Ameerika Ühendriikide filosoof

Alphonso Lingis Amerikaans filosoof

Alphonso Lingis filòsof estatunidenc

Alphonso Lingis filósofo estadounidense

Alphonso Lingis filosofo statunitense

Alphonso Lingis philosophe américain

Lingis A.

Lingis Alfonso

Lingis, Alphonso

Lingis Alphonso Frank

Lingis, Alphonso Frank 1933-

Lingys Alfonsas

링기스, 알폰소 1933-


リンギス, アルフォンソ