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Phenomenologies of the Stranger: Between Hostility and Hospitality

Richard Kearney and Kascha Semonovitch


What is strange? Or better, who is strange? When do we encounter the strange? We encounter strangers when we are not at home — when we are in a foreign land or a foreign part of our own land. From Freud to Lacan to Kristeva to Heidegger, the feeling of strangeness — das Unheimlichkeit — has marked our encounter with the other, even the other within our self. Most philosophical attempts to understand the role of the Stranger, human or transcendent, have been limited to standard epistemological problems of other minds, metaphysical substances, body/soul dualism and related issues of consciousnes ... More

Keywords: strange, strangeness, Other, Stranger, embodied imagination, senses, sixth sense, hospitality, hostility

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780823234615
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823234615.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Richard Kearney, editor
Department of Philosophy, Boston College

Kascha Semonovitch, editor
Department of Philosophy, Seattle University

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