Wild Hunger: The Primal Roots of Modern Addiction (Paperback)Bruce Wilshire (author)
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Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 413 g
Dimensions: 229 x 150 x 17 mm
Footnotes provide interesting information and lead the reader to the other source. -- D.L. Loers, Willamette University * CHOICE, January 1999, Vol. 36 N0.5 *
Literate and spiritually refreshing. -- Barbara Fulton * The Journal Of Addiction and Mental Health *
The book is an interesting indicator of current trends in fin-de-siecle America. -- Robin Room, National Institute for Alcohol and Drug Research, Oslo, Norway * Addiction *
An impassioned plea for rediscovering our primal need for ecstatic involvement in the world. . . will speak to a wide audience. * Publishers Weekly *
Wilshire gives insight into the nature of the pseudo-ecstasy of addiction...and how a new awakening can come about. -- Thomas Berry, Author of The Dream of the Earth
Carries the analysis of addiction to new heights and depths. We are immersed in the ultimate question of what we once called 'salvation.' -- John Cobb, Jr., author of For the Common Good: Redirecting the Economy toward Community, the Environment, and a Sustainable Future.
Quite unlike any other work I know on addiction, culture, or spirit, this text becomes a living site of recognition and regeneration, an eco-textual therapeutic you immediately begin to practice and share. -- Catherine Keller, Drew University
Startling! Writing with passion and honesty, Wilshire shows that in addiction we participate in degenerative vicious circles that substitute for the regenerative cycles of nature. * Parabola *
[Wilshire]'s approac is intuitive and imaginative, mixing medical and scientific research with the insights of Thoreau, James, Dewey, Muir, ad St. Paul, and he is most persuasive when describing the alienating disaffections of dualism, patriarchy, and a scientism whhich places inordinate faith in technology. -- Patrick T. McCormick, Gonzaga University, Spokane * Theological Studies *
A worthwhile contribution to the study of addiction, which rarely receives such sustained, serious reflection by professional philosophers. . . . Wilshire makes a significant contribution not only to the study of addiction but also to the remedying of the ever-widening cultural-societal situation in which modern addictions proliferate. -- Francis F. Seeburger, University of Denver * Journal of the American Academy of Religion *
Wild Hunger is an incredibly rich book. . . . This is a book that is sure to interest philosophers, especially American philosophers and phenomenologists, but also medical doctors, anthropologists, feminists, psychologists, addiction counselors, addicts, relatives of addicts, and, more generally, anyone who is concerned with the ominous signs that our present way of inhabiting the world is interfering with our opportunity to realize our most primal needs. -- Michael Sullivan, Emory University * Journal of Speculative Philosophy *
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