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Corporeal Generosity: On Giving with Nietzsche, Merleau-Ponty, and Levinas

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Rosalyn Diprose contends that generosity is not just a human virtue, but it is an openness to others that is critical to our existence, sociality, and social formation. Her theory challenges the accepted model of generosity as a common character trait that guides a person to give something they possess away to others within an exchange economy. This book places giving in ...more
Paperback, 236 pages
Published April 4th 2002 by State University of New York Press (first published 2002)
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As I explore notions of intercorporeal encounter for my theological work, this book is proving invaluable. Not only does Diprose craft a compelling argument of her own, but she deftly introduces and directs me to the relevant threads in earlier key theorists of corporeality and ethical encounter.
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