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Paul Han PHI – 5000 – Seminar Community of Boundaries
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In Lingis’ his book, The Community of Those Who Have Nothing in Common , Alphonso Lingis portrays a community that is limited Limited? Is maybe “defined” better? This is a weird ellipsis. The thought is incomplete. We never know why people don’t say how beautiful each other are. Talk about norms here! Not pessimistic but maybe “suspicious”? There are actual bad, and not so well intentioned people in the world. Maybe mention individualism? We like to be left, unbothered, etc. Hmm. Isn’t “society” more impersonal (at least in the way it is used) than “community”? Love? Maybe “cohesion” is better? Maybe end by stating Lingis is effectively offering a new “form” of community, that is, a “boundary-less community”? by the social structures that the community itself has created. Lingis uses refers to these terms like “value-terms” and “forces” to describe the dynamics of community-life. These Vvalue- terms do not contain meaning on their own, but they do induce forces in an individual. Lingis states an example that depicts current social structures;
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“There are people who never…say ‘How beautiful you are!’, not because they, unlike the rest of us…Limited? Is maybe “defined” better? This is a weird ellipsis. The thought is incomplete. We never know why people don’t say how beautiful each other are. Talk about norms here! Not pessimistic but maybe “suspicious”? There are actual bad, and not so well intentioned people in the world. Maybe mention individualism? We like to be left, unbothered, etc. Hmm. Isn’t “society” more impersonal (at least in the way it is used) than “community”? Love? Maybe “cohesion” is better?
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