[Proposal] Cosmos Café - Richard Kearney's Double Hospitality - Between Word & Touch

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Continuing our exploration of Richard Kearney.

From the abstract of “Double Hospitality - Between Word & Touch”:

A precarious balance exists between remaining faithful to one’s own language and history while also maintaining an ethical attentiveness to the Other. The danger in the former is the penchant for colonizing and violently reducing the Other. The danger of the later is a supine servility and inability to offer a linguistic home for welcoming the Other. To navigate these two extremes,the conditional hospitality of Ricoeur’s hermeneutics is brought into dialogue with the unconditional hospitality of Derrida’s deconstruction. What is needed is the more embodied approach of a carnal hospitality that assists in discerning the right ways of touching and not touching, of uniting word and body, teaching us how to incarnate the impossible possibility of reconciliation and forgiveness with the stranger.

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Double Hospitality -Between Word & Touch.pdf (152.6 KB)

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