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

Living with Indifference

Studies in Continental Thought (Paperback)

Paperback Published: 18th May 2007
ISBN: 9780253219008
Number Of Pages: 168

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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.

Scott (Vanderbilt) continues the subtle work begun in his previous books, particularly The Lives of Things, (CH, Feb'03, 40--3336). Here he focuses on a range of experiences with 'indifferent' life events . . . Scott also addresses various ways traumas may be caused and experienced indifferently; gives a 'middle-voice' account of people finding themselves enacting and indifferently caring for 'public memory' and significance; and discusses the Wal-Mart ethos, contrasted with the beauty of indifferent cosmic events. His fine 'phenomenological' eye for important human 'events' makes this book well worth reading. . . . Recommended.--Choice

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 (Paperback)
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 168
Published: 18th May 2007
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.8  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.27

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