Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
IrrevocableA Philosophy of Mortality$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Alphonso Lingis

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780226556765

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2019

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226557090.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM CHICAGO SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.chicago.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University of Chicago Press, 2020. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in CHSO for personal use.date: 03 June 2020

Cause, Choice, Chance

Cause, Choice, Chance

Chapter:
(p.29) Cause, Choice, Chance
Source:
Irrevocable
Author(s):

Alphonso Lingis

Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226557090.003.0005

The major events in our lives are due to chance—our birth; a teacher who captivated us and engaged us in mathematics or nursing, music or football; the person we happened to meet and fall in love with; the job opportunity that abruptly opened; our child who was born or who was autistic or who died; the car crash that crippled us; the tumor that grew silently in our inner organs. What negative and what positive emotions recognize chance? How do we deal with the chances of survival or survival with severe neurological damage in our very premature infant? Is chance involved in all our exhilarations and joys—happiness occurring by happenstance?

Keywords:   chance in physical universe, premature infants, anxiety, exhilaration, happiness and happenstance

Chicago Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.