International Studies in Phenomenology and Philosophy

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Phenomenology of the alien

Basic concepts

Bernhard Waldenfels(Ruhr-Universität Bochum)

Translated by Alexander Kozin, Tanja Stähler


With impressive erudition Waldenfels weaves in xenological themes from classical philosophy, contemporary phenomenology, literature, linguistics, sociology, and anthropology to address the boundaries of experience that unite and separate human beings, their collectives, their perceptions, and aspirations. While the debate has long raged in German-speaking circles, Waldenfels’s work is largely unavailable to the English-speaking audience, with the only other translation being The Order in the Twilight (1996). Phenomenology of the Alien is a superb introduction to both xenological phenomenology, and the the question of the alien as it has been unfolding in contemporary thought.

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Publication details

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

Place: Evanston, Ill.

Year: 2011

Pages: 291

Series: Studies in Phenomenology & Existential Philosophy

ISBN (hardback): 9780810127562

Full citation:

Waldenfels Bernhard (2011). Phenomenology of the alien: Basic concepts, transl. A. Kozin & T. Stähler, Northwestern University Press, Evanston, Ill.