By John Russon
In this probing sequel to the preferred and award-winning Human event, John Russon asks, “What is it to be a person?” the reply: the major to our humanity lies in our sexuality, the place we adventure the liberty to form identities creatively in cooperation with one other. With grace and philosophical rigor, Russon exhibits that an exploration of sexuality not just illuminates the mental dimensions of our interpersonal lives but in addition offers the root for a brand new method of ethics and politics. duties towards others, he contends, strengthen along our own progress. Bearing Witness to Epiphany brings to mild the fundamental dating among moral and political bonds and the advance of our powers of expression, resulting in a considerable examine of the character and function of paintings in human life.
“…a generally stroked, philosophically unconventional, Heidegger-inspired, phenomenological descriptive-interpretative tale of ‘all there's’ on the earth of lived (rather than ideal/abstract/logical life) relationships regarding one’s daily experiential participation in metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, artwork, and psychology.” — CHOICE
“Bearing Witness to Epiphany is one other fantastically written publication via John Russon, a significant other to his first-class Human adventure. whereas continental philosophy has relentlessly deconstructed the classical kind of the philosophy booklet, Russon has revived this manner in a such a lot compelling approach. Russon’s writing is so lucid, that the ebook turns out to learn itself. extra importantly, like Human adventure, Bearing Witness to Epiphany is the expression of profound pondering. This publication may still make it transparent to every body that John Russon is among the few unique voices operating in continental philosophy today.” — Leonard Lawlor, coeditor of The Merleau-Ponty Reader
John Russon is Professor of Philosophy on the collage of Guelph and the writer of Human adventure: Philosophy, Neurosis, and the weather of daily life, additionally released by means of SUNY Press.
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Bearing Witness to Epiphany: Persons, Things, and the Nature of Erotic Life (SUNY series in Contemporary Continental Philosophy) by John Russon