Commemorating Epimetheus

Front Cover
Purdue University Press, 2009 - Family & Relationships - 93 pages
0 Reviews
Epimetheus has largely been forgotten, and yet, he was once credited with bringing humans into the world naked, unshod, without bed, and unarmed. Rather than view this condition as one of deficiency to be covered over through some kind of technical artifice, Commemorating Epimetheus describes the human condition positively in terms of its state of origin. In other words, Amis seeks to articulate the goodness of fragility. The goodness of our fragility is approached phenomenologically and described in terms of sharing, caring, meeting, dwelling, and loving. These ways of existing with one another are not merely accidental characteristics of human beings or accidental characteristics of our relations with one another, but are inherently human. That is, we come into the world dependent on the care of others; we come to share in humanness through their care, and their care enables us to meet others, dwell with others, and, perhaps, love others. Commemorating Epimetheus investigates being human in terms of our relationships with one another.

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

Commemorating Epimetheus
1
The End of AgriCulture and the Renewal of Sharing
13
Sharing
27
An Interlude
39
Caring
45
Meeting
59
Loving
83
Copyright

Other editions - View all

About the author (2009)

Les Amis is a writer whose interests include philosophy, metaphysics, and mystery.

Bibliographic information