Facets of the alien
To pose the alien as a special theme is to have missed it already. For it means to begin from the place of the familiar and the known, and if the journey goes as planned, to expect to return to the same place. Most certainly, the experience of the alien will bring about a change, maybe even a catharsis
Waldenfels, B. (2011). Facets of the alien, in Phenomenology of the alien, Evanston, Ill., Northwestern University Press, pp. 1-7.
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