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Volleys of HumanityEssays 1972-2009$
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Helene Cixous and Eric Prenowitz

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780748639038

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639038.001.0001

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Volleys of Humanity

Volleys of Humanity

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(p.264) Chapter 15 Volleys of Humanity
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Volleys of Humanity
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Hélène Cixous

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639038.003.0016

This chapter identifies reading as the virtue that makes people human. It shows that when people read, they are in a form of dialogue with the author. It also looks at people's desire and curiosity about ‘Humanity’, which is a form of abstraction. The chapter also studies some features of Humanity, such as cowardice and cruelty.

Keywords:   reading, dialogue, Humanity, abstraction, cowardice, cruelty

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