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Subjectivity as radical hospitality : recasting the self with Augustine, Descartes, Marion, and Derrida

Martis, John (2017) Subjectivity as radical hospitality : recasting the self with Augustine, Descartes, Marion, and Derrida. Lexington Books, Lanham. 182pp. ISBN 9781498544009

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Abstract

Intervening in a lively debate in contemporary European philosophy, Subjectivity as radical Hospitality offers a new account of the self subjected to experience. Patiently yet vigorously engaging Jean_luc Marion's reading of selfhood in St Augustine, John Martis reaches back into the Western philosophical tradition to propose a bold solution to the phenomenological problem of how a self can recognize an Other while remaining itself. Insights from Descartes, Kant, Derrida, Blanchhot, Romano, and others are brought together to undergird an account of a self that remains itself only in ceaseleass loss to necessary incursions of the Other: "I welcome, therefore I am."

Item Type: Books / Monographs
Repository Version: Metadata Only
Keywords: subjectivity, subject, phenomenology, deconstruction, self, Augustine, Descartes, Marion, Derrida, hospitality , substance, self-in-loss
Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
Type of Activity: Strategic Basic Research
Subjects: A - Philosophy
College/Association with University of Divinity: Pilgrim Theological College
Depositing User: Mr Micah Daley-Carey
Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2017 03:07
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2017 04:22
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/2939

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