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ERIC Number: EJ1011180
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1857
Caring about Strangers: A Lingisian Reading of Kafka's "Metamorphosis"
Hung, Ruyu
Educational Philosophy and Theory, v45 n4 p436-447 2013
This article explores a significant question, implicit in Kafka's novel "Metamorphosis," explicitly asked by Rorty: "Can I care about a stranger?" Alphonso Lingis's view is adopted to overcome a mainstream belief that there is a distinction between my community and the stranger's community, or us community and the community of those who have nothing in common. His view is thus beneficial to reveal the in-depth paradoxical meaning in the relationship between the stranger and me: I am the stranger and the stranger is me. Therefore, to care about the stranger is to care about myself. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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