Bearing Witness to Epiphany

Persons, Things, and the Nature of Erotic Life

John Russon
eISBN-13: 9781438425177

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In this probing sequel to the popular and award-winning Human Experience, John Russon asks, "What is it to be a person?" The answer: the key to our humanity lies in our sexuality, where we experience the freedom to shape identities creatively in cooperation with another. With grace and philosophical rigor, Russon shows that an exploration of sexuality not only illuminates the psychological dimensions of our interpersonal lives but also provides the basis for a new approach to ethics and politics. Responsibilities toward others, he contends, develop alongside our personal growth. Bearing Witness to Epiphany brings to light the essential relationship between ethical and political bonds and the development of our powers of expression, leading to a substantial study of the nature and role of art in human life.

ISBNs 9781438425047, 1438425171, 9781438425177
Language English