JBSP Online: Book review – Irrevocable: A Philosophy of Mortality by Alphonso Lingis

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Available now, Rachel Silverbloom’s review of Irrevocable: A Philosophy of Mortality by Alphonso Lingis for the JBSP, published first online.

Rachel Silverbloom – Book Review: ‘Irrevocable: A Philosophy of Mortality by Alphonso Lingis’ [Chicago, The University of Chicago Press, 2018]. (Review originally published online: 8 July 2019).

Opening paragraph: Irrevocable: A Philosophy of Mortality is a book that draws upon a vast and diverse set of locations, cultures, and themes in order to reflect upon what of existence and experience escapes ordinary modes of comprehension, measure, and communication. By drawing upon his background in phenomenology and existentialism, along with photographs and stories from his life and travels, Alphonso Lingis weaves a rich tapestry that joins the sensuous and minute with the ungraspable and cosmic. Those acquainted with previous works of Lingis will find a familiar voice in Irrevocable, which is consistent with his unique and distinctive style.

Full article: https://doi.org/10.1080/00071773.2019.1639944

Rachel Silverbloom, DePaul University, Chicago, IL, USA

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