Nature is not natural and can never be naturalized — Graham Harman

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Treat Yourself to Lingis

Thanks to Graham's writing I've been discovering Alphonso Lingis. I read his translations of Levinas, of course. But the man himself is very special, it's clear. He's obviously the best prose stylist in philosophy alive today—maybe his best-ness goes back a way too.

When you read a book like Dangerous Emotions you will keep having to pinch yourself to remember that this is philosophy. It could be narrative or “non-fiction” (yuck, he deserves a better term than that). You can get the Kindle edition for the price of a couple of caramel frappucinos from this not bad Starbucks at LAX, where I'm sitting. Curse the muzak!

It's philosophy that makes you feel glad to be alive. I hope that's okay with you.

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