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Emmanuel Levinas: The Problem of Ethical Metaphysics / Edition 2
     

Emmanuel Levinas: The Problem of Ethical Metaphysics / Edition 2

by Edith Wyschogrod
 

ISBN-10: 0823219496

ISBN-13: 9780823219490

Pub. Date: 01/01/2000

Publisher: Fordham University Press

Edith Wyschogrod presents the first full-length study in English of the important contemporary French philosopher Emmanuel Levinas. It is a revision of the author's earlier study and includes discussions of his recent writings as well as current scholarship. Dr. Wyschogrod's extensive discussion of Levinas's relation to Judaism, especially his use of literature from

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Edith Wyschogrod presents the first full-length study in English of the important contemporary French philosopher Emmanuel Levinas. It is a revision of the author's earlier study and includes discussions of his recent writings as well as current scholarship. Dr. Wyschogrod's extensive discussion of Levinas's relation to Judaism, especially his use of literature from the Torah and other religious writings, will be of interest to religious scholars. The author compares Levinas's thought with that of his contemporaries, most notably Jacques Derrida.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780823219490
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
Publication date:
01/01/2000
Series:
Perspectives in Continental Philosophy Series
Edition description:
2
Pages:
260
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.20(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsvii
Preface to the Second Editionix
Preface to the First Editionxxix
Abbreviations of Works by Levinasxxxiii
I.Early Themes1
Being and Beginning2
Indolence and Fatigue4
Being-in-General: The il y a7
Dasein and Hypostasis10
Need, Desire, and the World18
II.Husserl and the Problem of Ontology28
Phenomenological Method and Ontology29
Naturalistic Ontology and Psychologism31
The Problem of Intentionality34
The Meaning of Essences40
The Phenomenological Reduction45
Intentionality as Movement46
The Break with Husserl48
III.From Self to Same56
The Self as Life57
Human Corporeity and Need64
Life and the Elemental67
Habitation71
Art and the Elemental76
IV.The Foundation of Ethical Metaphysics84
What Separated Being Means85
Totality and Exteriority88
The Face and the Problem of Appearance90
The Break with Ontology93
The Idea of the Infinite97
Metaphysics and Justice102
V.Beyond Temporality113
Violence and Time114
Being-toward-Death119
The Phenomenology of Love126
The Phenomenon of Transcendence132
Fecundity133
Temporality and Infinity136
VI.What Is Language?141
Language and Discourse142
An Alternative View of Language153
The Trace158
Responsibility164
VII.Philosophy and the Covenant176
What Judaism Means176
Historical Method and Traditional Texts185
The Phenomenon of Atonement188
Jewish Messianism: The Break with Totality194
The Temptation of Modernity208
The Meaning of Society214
VIII.Conclusions222
The Objectivity of Values222
Morality and Metaphysics228
Language234
The Idea of the Infinite236
Key to Special Terminology243
Works Cited247
Index253

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