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Lingis, Alphonso 1933-

Works: 60 works in 252 publications in 5 languages and 10,757 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Cross-cultural studies 
Roles: Author, Translator, Author of introduction, Honoree
Classifications: B2430.M379, 111
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The visible and the invisible : followed by working notes by Maurice Merleau-Ponty( Book )

6 editions published between 1968 and 1992 in English and held by 940 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Excesses : eros and culture by Alphonso Lingis( Book )

10 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 )

11 editions published between 1985 and 2002 in English and held by 401 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
Dangerous emotions by Alphonso Lingis( Book )

14 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and Japanese and held by 392 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 Emotionscontinues the line of inquiry begun inAbuses, 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, andDangerous Emotionsis certain to introduce his work to an ever broader circle of readers
The community of those who have nothing in common by Alphonso Lingis( Book )

13 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 378 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
Deathbound subjectivity by Alphonso Lingis( Book )

7 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Foreign bodies by Alphonso Lingis( Book )

12 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and Japanese and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Foreign Bodies analyzes how our culture elaborates for us the bodies we have by natural evolution. Calling on the new means contemporary thinkers have used to understand the body, Alphonso Lingis explores forms of power, pleasure and pain, and libidinal identity. The book contrasts the findings of theory with the practice of the body as formulated in quite different kinds of language--the language of plastic art (the artwork body builders make of themselves), biography, anthropology and literature. Lingis explains how we experience our own powers
The imperative by Alphonso Lingis( Book )

7 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Phenomenological explanations by Alphonso Lingis( Book )

16 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Body transformations : evolutions and atavisms in culture by Alphonso Lingis( Book )

7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first person singular by Alphonso Lingis( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 214 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
Sensation : intelligibility in sensibility by Alphonso Lingis( Book )

8 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Violence and splendor by Alphonso Lingis( Book )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Totality and infinity : an essay on exteriority. by Emmanuel Lévinas( Book )

23 editions published between 1969 and 2012 in English and held by 139 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
Otherwise than being, or, Beyond essence by Emmanuel Lévinas( Book )

9 editions published between 1980 and 2004 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Otherwise than being or beyond essence is a sequel to Levinas's totality and infinity. An immensely challenging and sophisticated work, it is generally considered Levinas's most important contribution to the contemporary debate surrounding the closure of metaphysical discourse, much commented upon by Jacques Derrida. The work contains a fundamentally original theory of the ethical relationship and describes 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 skeptical mode, of what is beyond Being."--Jacket
Passion in philosophy : essays in honor of Alphonso Lingis( Book )

5 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 39 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
Collected philosophical papers by Emmanuel Lévinas( Book )

7 editions published between 1987 and 2000 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This collection brings together some of the most important short texts of Emmanuel Levinas, a major voice in twentieth century philosophical thought. Translated by renowned philosopher Alphonso Lingis, these writings originally appeared separately as lectures or in various journals over a period of thirty years." "Collected Philosophical Papers also includes a comprehensive introduction by Lingis, a valuable tool for researchers and students of Levinas's philosophy."--Jacket
Sade my neighbor by Pierre Klossowski( Book )

3 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abuses by Alphonso Lingis( Book )

8 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part travelogue, part meditation, Abuse is a bold exploration of central themes in Continental philosophy by one of the most passionate and original thinkers in that tradition writing today
Trust by Alphonso Lingis( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The visible and the invisible : followed by working notes
Alternative Names
Alphonso Lingis filósofo estadounidense

Alphonso Lingis filosofo statunitense

Alphonso Lingis philosophe américain

Lingis, Alphonso

Lingis, Alphonso Frank 1933-

링기스, 알폰소 1933-


リンギス, アルフォンソ

Dangerous emotionsThe community of those who have nothing in commonForeign bodiesThe imperativePhenomenological explanationsBody transformations : evolutions and atavisms in cultureThe first person singularSensation : intelligibility in sensibility