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The gift of kinds : the good in abundance : an ethic of the Earth

Author: Stephen David Ross
Publisher: Albany, N.Y. : State University of New York Press, ©1999.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Ross, Stephen David.
Gift of kinds.
Albany, N.Y. : State University of New York Press, ©1999
(DLC) 99017962
(OCoLC)40714916
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen David Ross
ISBN: 0585340692 9780585340692
OCLC Number: 47010827
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 323 pages)
Contents: General preface to the project: Gifts of the good --
The fourth of several volumes devoted to the good --
Human, natural worlds filled with gifts --
Nature the general economy of the good, earth's abundance --
Resisting authority and totality --
Plato's idea of the good beyond measure --
Unlimiting every limit, interrupting authority --
Gifts and giving --
Exposure interruption, calling for responsiveness, responsibility --
Cherishment exposure to the good everywhere in generosity --
Sacrifice impossibility of fulfillment --
Plenishment crossing cherishment and sacrifice --
Inexhaustible exposure to the good --
Socrates' suggestion that the good grants authority to knowledge and truth --
Anaximander and injustice in all things, demanding restitution --
The good as ideality --
Volumes projected in this project --
Began with art in response to Nietzsche's interruption of authority in name of art --
Continue within possibility that Western philosophic tradition has always given precedence to truth and being, neutralizing the good --
This volume addresses kinds of the earth as ecstatic revelations of life and being, resistant to neutrality --
Introduction: The Abundance of Kinds --
Spinoza and abundance of kinds --
God and nature expressed in infinite numbers of infinite kinds --
Nature composed of infinite individuals, each expressed through infinite kinds --
Conatus, desire --
Love of God, Dei amor, beatitudo, blessedness --
Kind --
Tyranny of kinds: using other kinds in any way whatever --
Interruption: essentialism and identity politics.
Responsibility: Stephen David Ross.

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