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Strangers, Gods, and monsters : interpreting otherness

Author: Richard Kearney
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is a fascinating look at how human identity is shaped by three powerful but enigmatic forces. Richard Kearney shows, how the human outlook on the world is formed by the mysterious triumvirate of  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Kearney
ISBN: 0415272572 9780415272575 0415272580 9780415272582 9780203994719 020399471X
OCLC Number: 50090174
Description: x, 294 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Strangers and scapegoats --
2. Rights of sacrifice --
3. Aliens and others --
4. Evil, monstrosity and the sublime --
5. On terror --
6. Hamlet's ghosts : from Shakespeare to Joyce --
7. Melancholy : between gods and monsters --
8. The immemorial : a task of narrative --
9. God or Khora --
10. Last gods and final things : faith and philosophy.
Responsibility: Richard Kearney.
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"In this brilliant book Richard Kearney sets his sights on the hyperbolic inflation of otherness. The refusal to acknowledge 'oneself-as-another, ' as Ricoeur puts it, generates visions of otherness Read more...

 
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