Strangers, Gods, and Monsters: Interpreting Otherness

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Psychology Press, 2003 - Philosophy - 294 pages
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This volume looks at how human identity is shaped by three powerful but enigmatic forces. Often overlooked in accounts of how we think about ourselves and others, Richard Kearney shows, with the help of examples and illustrations, how the human outlook on the world is formed by the mysterious triumvirate of strangers, gods and monsters.
 

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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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