oa Indo-Pacific Journal of Phenomenology - The Present Personal : Philosophy and the Hidden Face of Language, Hagi Kenaan : book review
|Article Title||The Present Personal : Philosophy and the Hidden Face of Language, Hagi Kenaan : book review|
|© Publisher:||Phenomenology Research Group|
|Journal||Indo-Pacific Journal of Phenomenology|
|Publication Date||May 2008|
|Pages||1 - 5|
The Present Personal is a book of our time. Written in Israel, The Present Personal begins with an honest confession : "Living in Tel Aviv, in Israel, it has been impossible to alleviate the darkness of this period, one during which violence, hatred, intense human suffering together with the growing indifference toward the suffering of others has become the form of daily life" (Kenaan, 2004, p. iii). Despite the darkening situation that "threatens to leave the engagement with humanistic work bereft of any genuine value", The Present Personal makes a philosophical attempt to capture the personal at the very heart of the structural at a time when the singular seems either to have disappeared into the propositional, or to have taken flight into a more radical non-propositional it.
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