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Alterität

Das Verhältnis von Ich und dem Anderen

Karen Gloy

Our occidental culture, determined by tradition of the ego or the self , has fallen in oblivion of the other person, or the other in general. In accordance with Heidegger’s forgetfulness of being we can speak of the forgotten other.
Since 2015 the flood of aliens spill over Europe, we are being forced to think again about the problems of the other.
In this book I discuss all forms and aspects of the other, beginning with the other in interpersonal discourse (Hegel, Buber), succeeded by the mirage other according to Lacan’s psychology (l’ego c’est l’autre) , followed by the total other in negative theology. Further, the sub- and hyperrational other is discussed as can found in genuine ethnics and in the metaphoric of language only. The book ends with the discussion of the transhuman other as it is intended by the modern technology.
The books appeals to critical thinking people of the western pattern of philosophy.

Unsere westliche Kultur ist, bedingt durch die Tradition, eine Ich-zentrierte, die den Anderen und das Andere weitgehend vernachlässigt hat. Mit den sich 2015 über Europa ergießenden Flüchtlingsströmen und der Begegnung mit den Fremden trat das Problem grundsätzlich wieder auf die Tagesordnung und forderte das Nachdenken über die Anderen und das Andere heraus. Im vorliegenden Buch steht das Andere in allen Facetten zur Disposition: angefangen von dem Anderen im intersubjektiven und interpersonalen Diskurs (Hegel und Buber), über das Andere im Spiegelbild und in der Psychologie, wie Lacan es versteht mit seiner These „l’ego c’est un autre“ , weiter über das ganz Andere, wie es in der negativen Theologie begegnet, das sub- und hyperrationale Andere, wie es nur noch an der Denkweise von Naturethnien studiert werden kann sowie in der Metaphorik der Sprache, bis zum Post- und Transhumanen, auf das die moderne Technik- und Technologieentwicklung zusteuert.
Das Buch ist für Leser gedacht, die kritisch auf die einseitige Akzentuierung des Ego (des Selbst) in der westlichen Welt reflektieren. Wie Heidegger von einer Seinsvergessenheit sprach, so kann man bezüglich unserer Kultur von einer Alteritätsvergessenheit sprechen.
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Encyclopedia of Early Modern History, volume 7

(Industrial Cycle – Latin Studies)

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Reading Swift

Papers from The Seventh Münster Symposium on Jonathan Swift

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Abraham Ibn Ezra Latinus on Nativities

A Parallel Latin-English Critical Edition of Liber Nativitatum and Liber Abraham Iudei de Nativitatibus. Abraham Ibn Ezra’s Astrological Writings, Volume 6

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Abraham Ibn Ezra was “reborn” in the Latin West in the last decades of the thirteenth century thanks to a plethora of authored and anonymous Latin translations of his astrological writings. The present volume offers the first critical edition, accompanied by an English translation, a commentary, and an introductory study, of Liber nativitatum (Book of Nativities) and Liber Abraham Iudei de nativitatibus (Book on Nativities by Abraham the Jew), two astrological treatises in Latin that were written by Abraham Ibn Ezra or attributed to him, and whose Hebrew source-text or archetype has not survived. The first is undoubtedly an anonymous Latin translation of the second version of Ibn Ezra’s Sefer ha-moladot (Book of Nativities), whose Hebrew source text is otherwise lost. The second is the most mysterious specimen among the Latin works attributed to Ibn Ezra that have no extant Hebrew counterpart. The present volume shows not only that the Liber Abraham Iudei de nativitatibus underwent a significant metamorphosis over time and was transmitted in four significantly different versions, but also that its date of composition is not that previously accepted by modern scholarship.
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Animal experimentation has been one of the most controversial areas of animal use, mainly due to the intentional harms inflicted upon animals for the sake of hoped-for benefits in humans. Despite this rationale for continued animal experimentation, shortcomings of this practice have become increasingly more apparent and well-documented. However, these limitations are not yet widely known or appreciated, and there is a danger that they may simply be ignored. The 51 experts who have contributed to Animal Experimentation: Working Towards a Paradigm Change critically review current animal use in science, present new and innovative non-animal approaches to address urgent scientific questions, and offer a roadmap towards an animal-free world of science.
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From the sixteenth century on, hundreds of Portuguese New Christians began to flow to Venice and Livorno in Italy, and to Amsterdam and Hamburg in northwest Europe. In those cities and later in London, Bordeaux, and Bayonne as well, Iberian conversos established their own Jewish communities, openly adhering to Judaism. Despite the features these communities shared with other confessional groups in exile, what set them apart was very significant. In contrast to other European confessional communities, whose religious affiliation was uninterrupted, the Western Sephardic Jews came to Judaism after a separation of generations from the religion of their ancestors. In this edited volume, several experts in the field detail the religious and cultural changes that occurred in the Early Modern Western Sephardic communities.
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This book comprises English translations of Nizhādnāmah-i Afghān (Afghan Genealogy) and Tazakkur al-Inqilāb (Memoir of the Revolution), the culminating works of Fayż Muḥammad Kātib Hazārah’s monumental history of Afghanistan, Sirāj al-tawārīkh (The History of Afghanistan). Nizhādnāmah-i Afghān, a detailed guide to all the ethnic and religious communities in Afghanistan in the first third of the 20th century, is the first locally-produced ethnography by a modern Afghan scholar. The Tazakkur al-Inqilāb is Fayz Muhammad’s journalistic record of seven of the nine months of Amīr Ḥabīb Allāh Kalakānī’s reign in 1929. Together with the History of Afghanistan these works offer an incomparable resource for the history of Afghanista