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IrrevocableA Philosophy of Mortality$
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Alphonso Lingis

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780226556765

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2019

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226557090.001.0001

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(p.81) Truthfulness

Alphonso Lingis

University of Chicago Press

Joy is the most expansive, most comprehensive state, the most truthful state. Skepticism and calculation narrow down the mind, latching on to things to say No to; fear and resentment peer into the future to say No. It is in a state of joy and exhilaration that we should decide the important things, decide to marry this man or this woman, decide to become a dancer, doctor, or deep-sea diver, decide to go live in Paris or Patagonia.

Keywords:   joy, truth, decision

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