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Living with Indifference : Studies in Continental Thought - Charles E. Scott

Living with Indifference

Studies in Continental Thought


Published: 18th May 2007
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Living with Indifference is about the dimension of life that is utterly neutral, without care, feeling, or personality. In this provocative work that is anything but indifferent, Charles E. Scott explores the ways people have spoken and thought about indifference. Exploring topics such as time, chance, beauty, imagination, violence, and virtue, Scott shows how affirming indifference can be beneficial, and how destructive consequences can occur when we deny it. Scott's preoccupation with indifference issues a demand for focused attention in connection with personal values, ethics, and beliefs. This elegantly argued book speaks to the positive value of diversity and a world that is open to human passion.

"A refreshing reminder of what philosophical practice is capable of setting forth." Jason Winfree, California State University "No one should be able to finish this book without having been moved to reconsider issues that are both sophisticated and existential." John Lysaker, University of Oregon

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Speaking of Indifferencep. 1
Helen, Truth, and the Wisdom of Nemesisp. 11
Pythagoras, Indifference, and the Beautiful Soulp. 22
The Indifference of Finitude: Arendt and Heideggerp. 33
Another Look at "Soul": Mimetic Geistp. 49
Indifferent Freedomp. 60
In the Name of Goodnessp. 92
Indifferent Lovep. 106
Trauma's Presentationp. 125
The Appearance of Public Memoryp. 135
Wal-Mart and the Heavens: The Factor of Indifferencep. 145
Indexp. 163
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ISBN: 9780253219008
ISBN-10: 0253219000
Series: Studies in Continental Thought
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 184
Published: 18th May 2007
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.27