The Cambridge Companion to Levinas

The Cambridge Companion to Levinas

by Simon Critchley
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521662060

ISBN-13: 9780521662062

Pub. Date: 09/01/2002

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Emmanuel Levinas is now widely recognized alongside Heidegger, Merleau-Ponty and Sartre as one of the most important Continental philosophers of the twentieth century. His abiding concern was the primacy of the ethical relation to the other person and his central thesis was that ethics is first philosophy. His work has had a profound impact on a number of fields

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Emmanuel Levinas is now widely recognized alongside Heidegger, Merleau-Ponty and Sartre as one of the most important Continental philosophers of the twentieth century. His abiding concern was the primacy of the ethical relation to the other person and his central thesis was that ethics is first philosophy. His work has had a profound impact on a number of fields outside philosophy—such as theology, Jewish studies, literature and cultural theory, psychotherapy, sociology, political theory, international relations theory and critical legal theory.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521662062
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/01/2002
Series:
Cambridge Companions to Philosophy Series
Pages:
324
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.87(d)
Lexile:
1460L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Emmanuel Levinas: a disparate inventory Simon Critchley; 1. Introduction Simon Critchley; 2. Levinas and Judaism Hilary Putnam; 3. Levinas and the face of the other Bernhard Waldenfels; 4. Levinas's critique of Husserl Rudolf Bernet; 5. Levinas and the Talmud Catherine Chalier; 6. Levinas and language John Llewelyn; 7. Levinas, feminism and the feminine Stella Sandford; 8. Sincerity and the end of theodicy: three remarks on Levinas and Kant Paul Davies; 9. Language and alterity in the thought of Levinas Edith Wyschograd; 10. The concepts of art and poetry in Emmanuel Levinas's writings Gerald Bruns; 11. What is the question to which 'substitution' is the answer? Robert Bernasconi; 12. Evil and the temptation of theodicy Richard J. Bernstein.

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