The Resource Breath of Proximity: Intersubjectivity, Ethics and Peace, by Lenart Škof, (electronic resource)

Breath of Proximity: Intersubjectivity, Ethics and Peace, by Lenart Škof, (electronic resource)

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Breath of Proximity: Intersubjectivity, Ethics and Peace
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Breath of Proximity: Intersubjectivity, Ethics and Peace
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by Lenart Škof
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This book offers an original contribution towards a new theory of intersubjectivity which places ethics of breath, hospitality and non-violence in the forefront. Emphasizing Indian philosophy and religion and related cross-cultural interpretations, it provides new intercultural interpretations of key Western concepts which traditionally were developed and followed in the vein of re-conceptualizations of Greek thought, as in Nietzsche and Heidegger, for example. The significance of the book lies in its establishment of a new platform for thinking philosophically about intersubjectivity, so as to nudge contemporary philosophy towards a more sensitive approach, which is needed in our times. Intended for philosophers, feminists and others concerned with intercultural philosophy, the book will appeal to readers interested in contemporary ethical and political theories. A Breath of Proximity will benefit all who seek a more sensitive approach in philosophy and often-neglected practical layers of our everyday intersubjective relations. Life as breath: such is the grand theme of Lenart Škof's wonderful new book. Ranging from Indian Vedic writings to Heidegger and Irigaray, Breath of Proximity cuts across the tired analytic/continental distinction in philosophy and proposes an ethical cosmology based on our human dwelling. A breath of fresh air! Kevin Hart is Professor of Christian Studies at the University of Virginia Lenart Škof wrote a very interesting book on breath and breathing which expresses and analyzes the essence of human existence. The breath or wind is the core point of humans. As you know, you will read in John 3.8 that the humans are born from the wind. The breath and wind have something to do with the ethics of being human, because humans live with breath and breathing. Ethics is essentially a way of life through breathing. Tadashi Ogawa is Professor of Philosophy Emeritus at Kyoto University Breath and breathing are central themes of Asian philosophies since ancient times. This was also the case in ancient Europe. But we forgot about this dimension in our academic discourse. The book of Lenart Škof brings into sight that well known Western philosophers of the 20th century picked this topic up again. The book is the most notable and far-reaching attempt to rediscover the fundamental dimension of breath and breathing for the contemporary discourse of philosophy. Rolf Elberfeld is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Hildesheim
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Škof, Lenart
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Sophia Studies in Cross-cultural Philosophy of Traditions and Cultures,
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10
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  • Humanities
  • Religion (General)
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  • Religious Studies
  • Political Science, general
  • Personality and Social Psychology
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Breath of Proximity: Intersubjectivity, Ethics and Peace, by Lenart Škof, (electronic resource)
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1 Introduction -- Part I: On Mesocosmic Rituals: Three Accelerations -- 2 Towards Mesocosmic Rituals in the Vedas -- 3 Schelling, or From the Abyss of Ethics -- 4 A New Way of Gesture (G. H. Mead) -- PART II: Two Intermediate Variations on the Elements of Water and Air -- 5 Feuerbach’s “Pneumatische Wasserheilkunde” -- 6 Heidegger’s Hölderlinian Breath -- Part III: Communities of Breathing, Communities of Peace -- 7 Ethics of Breath: Derrida, Lévinas and Irigaray -- 8 Divine Violence? Radical Ethics and Politics of Nonviolence -- 9 Rorty and Irigaray: On a Culture of Love and Peace -- PART IV: the Return of the Breath -- 10 Breath of Silence -- 11 Ethics of Breath and the Atmosphere of Politics -- 12 Conclusion -- Index nominum
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XVII, 207 p. 16 illus.
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9789401797382
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10.1007/978-94-017-9738-2
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Breath of Proximity: Intersubjectivity, Ethics and Peace, by Lenart Škof, (electronic resource)
Publication
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mixed
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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not applicable
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
1 Introduction -- Part I: On Mesocosmic Rituals: Three Accelerations -- 2 Towards Mesocosmic Rituals in the Vedas -- 3 Schelling, or From the Abyss of Ethics -- 4 A New Way of Gesture (G. H. Mead) -- PART II: Two Intermediate Variations on the Elements of Water and Air -- 5 Feuerbach’s “Pneumatische Wasserheilkunde” -- 6 Heidegger’s Hölderlinian Breath -- Part III: Communities of Breathing, Communities of Peace -- 7 Ethics of Breath: Derrida, Lévinas and Irigaray -- 8 Divine Violence? Radical Ethics and Politics of Nonviolence -- 9 Rorty and Irigaray: On a Culture of Love and Peace -- PART IV: the Return of the Breath -- 10 Breath of Silence -- 11 Ethics of Breath and the Atmosphere of Politics -- 12 Conclusion -- Index nominum
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unknown
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XVII, 207 p. 16 illus.
File format
multiple file formats
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electronic
Isbn
9789401797382
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uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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c
Other control number
10.1007/978-94-017-9738-2
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online resource.
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remote
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(DE-He213)978-94-017-9738-2

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