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Título : The god of thieves: Hermes and the philosophy of the improper
Autor : Grassi, Martín 
Fecha de publicación : 2022
Editorial : Göttingen: V & R Unipress
Cita : The god of thieves: Hermes and the philosophy of the improper [en línea]. Interdisciplinary Journal for Religion and Transformation in Contemporary Society. 2022, 8(1). doi: Disponible en:
Resumen : Abstract: In this philosophical essay, I intend to understand hermeneutics as a philosophical tradition that favors the idea of exchange and impropriety over the ideas of ownership and identity. To this end, I will explore the mythological figure of Hermes, the Greek god that was the patron of merchants, travelers, translators, and also of thieves. Attending to the idea of robbery, and opposing the notion of use against the one of ownership, I argue that a philosophy that focus on interpretation and on texts leads to acknowledge that there is nothing proper to anything nor anyone, but that propriety is but the outcome of a negotiation, of an exchange, of mutual dis-appropriations.
ISSN : 2364-2807 (online)
Disciplina: FILOSOFIA
DOI: 10.30965/23642807-bja10039
Derechos: Acceso abierto
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