Eros for the Other PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

Eros for the Other free pdf Eros for the Other takes up the problem of how truth claims and ethical norms can survive the increasingly radical recognition of the historical, cultural, pluralistic, and often ideological character of human experience. Sharing with postmodernism a suspicion of totalizing forms of knowledge and practice, Wendy Farley parts with postmodernism in defending the possibility of truth and ethics. Arguing that reality occurs in the concrete existence of actual beings (human and otherwise), she develops an interpretation of the nature of knowledge as an eros for the other--as an openness to the distinctive beauties and fragilities of other creatures. Employing Plato, Levinas, Hannah Arendt, Iris Murdoch, Anne Carson, and representatives of Continental philosophy and feminist theory, Eros for the Other constructs an original argument for the interdependence of truth, ethics, and pluralism. Through dialogues with Western thought and its critics an original vision emerges of the way reason discerns reality, experiences beauty, and lives compassionately in the midst of the plurality of concrete, historical existence.

About Wendy Farley

Wendy Farley is Associate Professor of Religion and Ethics at Emory University. She is the author of Tragic Vision and Divine Compassion: A Contemporary Theodicy (1990).

Details Book

Author : Wendy Farley
Publisher : Pennsylvania State University Press
Data Published : 17 March 2006
ISBN : 027102965X
EAN : 9780271029658
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 232 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews Eros for the Other



17 Comments Add a comment




Related eBooks Download


  • Love Human and Divine free pdfLove Human and Divine

    Christians have long tried to separate eros and agape--eros being the more passionate form of love and agape being the "holy" one. Countryman argues that this is an over-interpretation of the linguistic differences of the original Greek..


  • Love Human and Divine free pdfLove Human and Divine

    Christians have long tried to separate eros and agape--eros being the more passionate form of love and agape being the "holy" one. Countryman argues that this is an over-interpretation of the linguistic differences of the original Greek..


  • Eros: A Book of Psalms free pdfEros: A Book of Psalms

    Eros: A Book of Psalms is a book of poetry that starts the journey of Eros. the mythological figure who worked tirelessly to save other's relationships. These poems are a collection of thoughts. feelings and emotions from author Ty Foard..


  • Eros the Bittersweet free pdfEros the Bittersweet

    Epigrammatic. witty. ironic. and endlessly interesting. Eros is an utterly original book by an author whose acclaim has been steadily growing since the book was first published in 1986 by Johns Hopkins..


  • Eros in a Narcissistic Culture free pdfEros in a Narcissistic Culture

    The Urgency of Changing Our Thinking about Eros In Atlanta recently. a man broke into the apartment of his former girlfriend and brutally murdered both her and her new lover with an axe..


  • Eros for the Other free pdfEros for the Other

    . Eros for the Other takes up the problem of how truth claims and ethical norms can survive the increasingly radical recognition of the historical, cultural, pluralistic, and often ideological charact