Making Game contributes significantly to the genre of the meditative essay in its treatment of the author's relations to the natural world. Atkinson reflects on the philosophical and ethical nature of hunting wild game, finding in that activity existential clues that connect him first to his family of origin and then more broadly to the tradition at large. Always the work of 'making game' strives to understand the self. Although non-technical, the writing is informed by the author's significant background of scholarly engagement with the phenomenological tradition in modern philosophy and classical Greek literature. This book will appeal to readers of literature with a theoretical bent, as well as those interested in questions of autobiography and identity, especially in relation to issues of family and personal identity.An Essay on Hunting, Familiar Things, and the Strangeness of Being who One is Peter L. Atkinson. be in knowing whether or not you had sugar in your morning coffee. Moreover, and most important, it appears that the flickering of my mind, its content of thoughts and feelings, is not even ... It is precisely because I do understand something about what it is like to be an animal that the question of a#39; being ananbsp;...
|Author||:||Peter L. Atkinson|
|Publisher||:||Athabasca University Press - 2009-01-01|