by Alphonso Lingis
Publisher: University of California Press 1994
Number of pages: 268
This book is at once a philosophical work and a travel documentary, compiled from a collection of letters the author wrote while traveling in Third World countries. It explores the fundamental principles of Continental philosophy, taking readers on a memorable journey, describing the histories of the cultures he visits, and the horrific conditions that some people in these cultures must endure.
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