Prolegomena to a Carnal Hermeneutics

Prolegomena to a Carnal Hermeneutics

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Prolegomena to a Carnal Hermeneutics introduces the importance of body politics from both Eastern and Western perspectives. Hwa Yol Jung begins with Giambattista Vico's anti-Cartesianism as the birth of the discipline. He then explores the homecoming of Greek mousike (performing arts), which included oral poetry, dance, drama, and music; Mikhail Bakhtin's dialogical body politics; the making of body politics in Hannah Arendt, Emmanuel Levinas, and Luce Irigaray; Marshall McLuhan's transversal and embodied philosophy of communication; and transversal geophilosophy. This tour de force will be an engaging read for anyone interested in the above thinkers, as well as for students and scholars of comparative philosophy, communication theory, environmental philosophy, political philosophy, or continental philosophyshow more

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  • Hardback | 272 pages
  • 157.48 x 226.06 x 22.86mm | 544.31g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 1 black & white illustrations, 3 black & white halftones
  • 0739185802
  • 9780739185803

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Hwa Yol Jung creatively works through the historical shifts from Vico to McLuhan and onto Baktin, Arendt and Levinas that have revised the acts of reading and interpretation through which we enlarge our own cultural identities. -- John O'Neill, York University Hwa Yol Jung is a leading pioneer of intercultural understanding and engagement. Undercutting the Western supremacy of the ego cogito, his long string of publications has made room for complex and surprising networks of transversality. Prolegomena to a Carnal Hermeneutics constitutes the pinnacle of his life-long quest. Casting the net wide and deep, his book yields a treasure trove of transversal geophilosophy: from Vico to Heidegger, from Merleau-Ponty and Bakhtin to Kyoto's Hoshi and China's yin/yang, and much, much more. -- Fred Dallmayr, University of Notre Dameshow more

About Hwa Yol Jung

Hwa Yol Jung is professor emeritus of political science at Moravian more

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Giambattista Vico and the Genesis of Carnal Hermeneutics Appendix 1. Vico, Hermeneutical Phenomenology, and the Human Sciences: Appendix 2. Embodiment and Political Action Chapter 2. Martin Heidegger and the Homecoming of Oral Poetry Chapter 3. Mikhail Bakhtin's Dialogical Body Politics Chapter 4. The Making of Body Politics: Arendt, Levinas, and Irigaray Chapter 5. Carnal Hermeneutics and Marshall McLuhan's Philosophy of Global Chapter 6. Embodiment inTransversal Geophilosophy, East and Westshow more