Towards an ontology of fetishes: an interview with Alphonso Lingis

Armitage, John (2009) Towards an ontology of fetishes: an interview with Alphonso Lingis. Cultural Politics, 5 (1). pp. 99-117. ISSN 1743-2197

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Abstract

Alphonso Lingis (1933– ) is an American continental philosopher and translator who is currently Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Pennsylvania State University.1 Associated with the phenomenology, existentialism, and the ethical philosophy of Emmanuel Levinas and Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Lingis’s philosophical influences also encompass the literary works of Pierre Klossowski and Yukio Mishima, Michel Tournier, and the postpsychoanalytic theory of Jean-François Lyotard, Jacques Lacan, Gilles Deleuze, and Félix Guattari. Lingis’s philosophical concerns are thus similar to those of major continental philosophers such as Immanuel Kant and Friedrich Nietzsche, Edmund Husserl, Martin Heidegger, and Michel Foucault, and with whom he often engages in sustained dialogues on everything from sensuality and anthropology to travelogue, the human body, inanimate objects, the elements, and perception.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: V900 Others in Historical and Philosophical studies
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > School of Arts and Social Sciences > Media & Communication Design
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Deposited: 17 May 2010 14:50
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2015 11:12
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/525

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