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This letter is concerned to disclose the implicit ethics that shapes the dialogical style of Stuart Hall’s intellectual work. For this purpose, the letter draws on the work of Romand Coles, and in particular his idea of “receptive generosity.” Critical of Christian and Kantian conceptions of generosity, a receptive generosity is understood as a mode of generosity that is motivated as much by giving to others as by receiving from them. Indeed, receiving from others is morally and existentially harder, but also perhaps more important, than giving to them. In contrast to Coles’s direction, the letter urges that Alasdair MacIntyre’s...

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