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Author Ross, Stephen David.

Title The gift of kinds : the good in abundance : an ethic of the Earth / Stephen David Ross
Published Albany, N.Y. : State University of New York Press, [1999]
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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 323 pages)
Contents General preface to the project: Gifts of the good -- The fourth of several volumes devoted to the good -- Human, natural worlds filled with gifts -- Nature the general economy of the good, earth's abundance -- Resisting authority and totality -- Plato's idea of the good beyond measure -- Unlimiting every limit, interrupting authority -- Gifts and giving -- Exposure interruption, calling for responsiveness, responsibility -- Cherishment exposure to the good everywhere in generosity -- Sacrifice impossibility of fulfillment -- Plenishment crossing cherishment and sacrifice -- Inexhaustible exposure to the good -- Socrates' suggestion that the good grants authority to knowledge and truth -- Anaximander and injustice in all things, demanding restitution -- The good as ideality -- Volumes projected in this project -- Began with art in response to Nietzsche's interruption of authority in name of art -- Continue within possibility that Western philosophic tradition has always given precedence to truth and being, neutralizing the good -- This volume addresses kinds of the earth as ecstatic revelations of life and being, resistant to neutrality -- Introduction: The Abundance of Kinds -- Spinoza and abundance of kinds -- God and nature expressed in infinite numbers of infinite kinds -- Nature composed of infinite individuals, each expressed through infinite kinds -- Conatus, desire -- Love of God, Dei amor, beatitudo, blessedness -- Kind -- Tyranny of kinds: using other kinds in any way whatever -- Interruption: essentialism and identity politics
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-301) and index
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Subject Categories (Philosophy) -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Philosophy of nature.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0585340692 (electronic bk.)
9780585340692 (electronic bk.)