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The Resource The gift of European thought and the cost of living, Vassos Argyrou

The gift of European thought and the cost of living, Vassos Argyrou

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The gift of European thought and the cost of living
Title
The gift of European thought and the cost of living
Statement of responsibility
Vassos Argyrou
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
European thought is often said to be a gift to the rest of the world, but what if there is no gift as such? What if there is only an economy where every giving is also a taking, and every taking is also a giving? This book extends the question of economies by making a case for an economy of thought and a political economy. It argues that all thinking and doing presupposes taking, and therefore giving, as the price to pay for taking; or that there exists a cost of living, which renders the idea of free thinking and living untenable. The argument is developed against the Enlightenment directive to think for oneself as the means of becoming autonomous and shows that this light, given to the rest of the world as a gift, turns out to be nothing --
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Argyrou, Vassos
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Thought and thinking
  • Enlightenment
  • Cost and standard of living
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The gift of European thought and the cost of living, Vassos Argyrou
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Chapter 1 -- The Circle; Chapter 2 -- The Gift of European Thought; Chapter 3 -- The Economy of Thought; Chapter 4 -- Political Economy; Chapter 5 -- The Cost of Living; References; Index
Control code
FIEb1744553x
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
138 pages
Isbn
9781782380177
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)824353174
Label
The gift of European thought and the cost of living, Vassos Argyrou
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Chapter 1 -- The Circle; Chapter 2 -- The Gift of European Thought; Chapter 3 -- The Economy of Thought; Chapter 4 -- Political Economy; Chapter 5 -- The Cost of Living; References; Index
Control code
FIEb1744553x
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
138 pages
Isbn
9781782380177
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)824353174

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