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The Cambridge Companion to Levinas
     

The Cambridge Companion to Levinas

by Simon Critchley
 

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Emmanuel Levinas is now widely recognised 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 also had a profound impact on a number of fields

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Emmanuel Levinas is now widely recognised 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 also 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. This volume, first published in 2002, contains overviews of Levinas's contribution in a number of fields, and includes detailed discussions of his early and late work, his relation to Judaism and talmudic commentary, and his contributions to aesthetics and the philosophy of religion.

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"[A] quite worthwile volume." Philosophy in Review

"This is an impressive collection of articles, which will appeal to neophytes as well as to the most seasoned veterans of Levinas." - Zahi Zalloua, Whitman College

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781139816144
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/25/2002
Series:
Cambridge Companions to Philosophy
Sold by:
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
1 MB

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Simon Critchley is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Essex, Directeur de Programme at the College International de Philosophie and Humboldt Fellow at the University of Frankfurt.
Robert Bernasconi is Professor of Philosophy, Moss Professor of Philosophy at the University of Memphis.

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