Emmanuel Levinas: Basic Philosophical Writings

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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 ...

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Overview

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.

Indiana University Press

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780253210791
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
  • Publication date: 11/1/2008
  • Series: Studies in Continental Thought Series
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 645,746
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.52 (d)

Meet the Author

ADRIAAN T. PEPERZAK is the Arthur J. Schmitt Professor of Philosophy at Loyola
University, Chicago. He is author of To the Other: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Emmanuel
Levinas. SIMON CRITCHLEY is Reader in Philosophy at the University of Essex. He is author of The
Ethics of Deconstruction and Very Little... Almost Nothing. ROBERT BERNASCONI is Moss Professor of
Philosophy at the University of Memphis. He is author of The Question of Language in Heidegger's
History of Being.

Indiana University Press

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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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