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Irrevocable: A Philosophy of Mortality

Alphonso Lingis


In his latest book, the prolific writer and thinker Alphonso Lingis brings interdisciplinarity and lyrical philosophizing to the weight of reality, the weight of things, and the weight of life itself. Drawing from philosophy, anthropology, psychology, religion, and science, Lingis seeks to uncover what in our reality escapes our attempts at measuring and categorizing. Writing as much from his own experiences and those of others as from his longstanding engagement with phenomenology and existentialism, Irrevocable studies the world in which shadows, reflections, halos, and reverberations count ... More

Keywords: weight of reality, philosophy, anthropology, phenomenology, suffering, art, accidents, chance, loss, culture

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780226556765
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2019 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226557090.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alphonso Lingis, author
Pennsylvania State University