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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

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

Hélène Cixous

Edinburgh University Press

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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