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Radical Hospitality: From Thought to Action

Richard Kearney and Melissa Fitzpatrick


This volume addresses a timely and challenging subject for contemporary philosophy: the ethical responsibility of opening borders, psychic and physical, to the stranger. Drawing on key critical debates on the question of hospitality ranging from phenomenology, hermeneutics and deconstruction to neo-Kantian moral critique and Anglo-American virtue ethics, the book engages with urgent moral conversations regarding the role of identity, nationality, immigration, peace, and justice. The volume is divided into two parts. In the first part, entitled “Four Faces of Hospitality: Linguistic, Narrative, ... More

Keywords: conversation, ethics, hermeneutics of empathy, hospitality, interreligious dialogue, narrative transformation, peace pedagogy, phenomenology of alterity, the other

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780823294428
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: September 2021 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823294428.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Richard Kearney, author
Boston College

Melissa Fitzpatrick, author
Boston College

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Front Matter

Part I Four Faces of Hospitality: Linguistic, Narrative, Confessional, Carnal

Richard Kearney

Part II Hospitality and Moral Psychology: Exploring the Border between Theory and Practice

Melissa Fitzpatrick


Richard Kearney and Melissa Fitzpatrick