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Caring for Indifference: Living with Indifference

Caring for Indifference: Living with Indifference 134 Review Articles / Research in Phenomenology 38 (2008) 113–141 Caring for Indifference Charles E. Scott. Living with Indifference . Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2007. 184 pp. While it would be wrong to think of Charles E. Scott’s latest book, Living with Indifference , as the culmination of his thought into a sort of Hauptwerk , read- ers familiar with Scott’s trajectory over the last fifteen to twenty years will notice the persistence of a set of concerns that have for some time motivated his uniquely original voice. Th e question of ethics, memory, the middle voice, appearing, the occurrence of things, living, materiality, difference, the Greeks (here mainly pre-Socratic and Homeric), tradition, and of course, thinking all figure heavily in Scott’s new work. Th ese concerns are not so much gathered together for systematic presentation as pushed to their limit, however, pushed in the direction of nondetermination, sites that carry or reveal something of what persists in excess of determination, even their own. For this reason, Liv- ing with Indifference is best understood as submitting Scott’s earlier work and its concerns to a new and difficult challenge, opening it to what persists beneath the surface of its http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Research in Phenomenology Brill

Caring for Indifference: Living with Indifference

Research in Phenomenology , Volume 38 (1): 134 – Jan 1, 2008

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Brill
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© 2008 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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0085-5553
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1569-1640
DOI
10.1163/156916408X262857
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134 Review Articles / Research in Phenomenology 38 (2008) 113–141 Caring for Indifference Charles E. Scott. Living with Indifference . Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2007. 184 pp. While it would be wrong to think of Charles E. Scott’s latest book, Living with Indifference , as the culmination of his thought into a sort of Hauptwerk , read- ers familiar with Scott’s trajectory over the last fifteen to twenty years will notice the persistence of a set of concerns that have for some time motivated his uniquely original voice. Th e question of ethics, memory, the middle voice, appearing, the occurrence of things, living, materiality, difference, the Greeks (here mainly pre-Socratic and Homeric), tradition, and of course, thinking all figure heavily in Scott’s new work. Th ese concerns are not so much gathered together for systematic presentation as pushed to their limit, however, pushed in the direction of nondetermination, sites that carry or reveal something of what persists in excess of determination, even their own. For this reason, Liv- ing with Indifference is best understood as submitting Scott’s earlier work and its concerns to a new and difficult challenge, opening it to what persists beneath the surface of its

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Research in PhenomenologyBrill

Published: Jan 1, 2008

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