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The Enigma of Gift and Sacrifice (Perspectives in Continental Philosophy)

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Title: The Enigma of Gift and Sacrifice (...

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What does it mean to give a “gift”? In this timely collection, distinguished anthropologists―Maurice Godelier, George Marcus, Stephen Tyler―and philosophers―Mark C. Taylor, John D. Caputo, Jean-Joseph Goux and Adriaan Peperzak, explore an enigma that has disturbed contemporary philosophers from Marcel Mauss to Jacques Derrida.

The essays included in the volume:

Some Things You Give, Some Things You Sell, But Some Things You Must Keep for Yourselves: What Mauss Did Not Say about Sacred Objects by Maurice Godelie.
The Gift and Globalization: A Prolegomenon to the Anthropological Study of Contemporary Finance Capital and Its Mentalities by George Marcus
Capitalizing (on) Gifting by Mark C. Taylor
“Even Steven” or “No Strings Attached” by Stephen Tyler
Mothering, Co-muni-cation and the Gifts of Language by Genevieve Vaughan
The Time of Giving, the Time of Forgiving by John D. Caputo
Seneca against Derrida: Gift and Alterity by Jean-Joseph Goux Giving by Adriaan Peperzak

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Edith Wyschogrod is J. Newton Rayzor Professor of Philosophy and Religious Thought emerita at Rice University. The most recent of her books are An Ethics of Remembering: History, Heterology, and the Nameless Others; Saints and Postmodernism: Revisioning Moral Philosophy; and a second edition of Emmanuel Levinas: The Problem of Ethical Metaphysics (Fordham).

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