Emmanuel Levinas: Basic Philosophical Writings

Emmanuel Levinas: Basic Philosophical Writings

by Adriaan T. Peperzak, Simon Critchley, Robert Bernasconi
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0253210798

ISBN-13: 9780253210791

Pub. Date: 11/01/2008

Publisher: Indiana University Press

Emmanuel Levinas (1906–1996) has exerted a profound influence on 20th-century continental philosophy. This anthology, including Levinas's key philosophical texts over a period of more than forty years, provides an ideal introduction to his thought and offers insights into his most innovative ideas. Five of the ten essays presented here appear in English for

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Emmanuel Levinas (1906–1996) has exerted a profound influence on 20th-century continental philosophy. This anthology, including Levinas's key philosophical texts over a period of more than forty years, provides an ideal introduction to his thought and offers insights into his most innovative ideas. Five of the ten essays presented here appear in English for the first time. An introduction by Adriaan Peperzak outlines Levinas's philosophical development and the basic themes of his writings. Each essay is accompanied by a brief introduction and notes. This collection is an ideal text for students of philosophy concerned with understanding and assessing the work of this major philosopher.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780253210791
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Publication date:
11/01/2008
Series:
Studies in Continental Thought Series
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
1,336,521
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.66(d)

Table of Contents

Selections:

Is Ontology Fundamental?
Transcendence and Height
Meaning and Sense
Enigma and Phenomenon
Substitution
Truth of Disclosure and Truth of Testimony
Essence and Disinterestedness
God and Philosophy
Transcendence and Intelligibility
Peace and Proximity

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