Strangers, Gods, and Monsters: Interpreting Otherness

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Psychology Press, 2003 - Philosophy - 294 pages
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Throughout, Richard Kearney shows how Strangers, Gods and Monsters do not merely reside in myths or fantasies but constitute a central part of our cultural unconscious. Above all, he argues that until we understand better that the Other resides deep within ourselves, we can have little hope of understanding how our most basic fears and desires manifest themselves in the external world and how we can learn to live with them. -- Publisher.
 

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Contents

Strangers and scapegoats
23
Judas hanging 3 2
32
Rights of sacrifice
47
Faces merging
54
Aliens and others
63
Extraterrestrials are the True Face of God
78
Evil monstrosity and the sublime
83
On terror
109
from Shakespeare to Joyce
141
between gods and monsters
163
by Durer
173
a task of narrative
179
GodorKhora?
191
faith and philosophy
213
Conclusion
229
Index
293

Restrained by an Imposing Anchor by Aida Laleian 2000
116
PART II
139

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About the author (2003)

Richard Kearney is Professor of Philosophy at Boston College and University College Dublin. His publications include On Stories, Wake of Imagination and Postnationalist Ireland (all published by Routledge), and Sam's Fall (novel).

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