Ethical Hermeneutics: Rationalist Enrique Dussel's Philosophy of Liberation / Edition 1

Ethical Hermeneutics: Rationalist Enrique Dussel's Philosophy of Liberation / Edition 1

by Michael Barber
     
 

ISBN-10: 0823217043

ISBN-13: 9780823217045

Pub. Date: 01/01/1998

Publisher: Fordham University Press

The essence of Dussel's thought is presented through the concept of ethical hermeneuticswhich seeks to interpret reality from the viewpoint of what Emmanuel Levinas presents as the other- those who are vanquished, forgotten, or excluded from existent socio-political or cultural systems. Barber traces Dussel's development toward Levinas' philosophy through his

Overview

The essence of Dussel's thought is presented through the concept of ethical hermeneuticswhich seeks to interpret reality from the viewpoint of what Emmanuel Levinas presents as the other- those who are vanquished, forgotten, or excluded from existent socio-political or cultural systems. Barber traces Dussel's development toward Levinas' philosophy through his discussion of the Hegelian dialectic and through the stages of Dussel's own ethical theory.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780823217045
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
Publication date:
01/01/1998
Series:
Perspectives in Continental Philosophy Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 5.60(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Prefaceix
Introductionxv
1.Emmanuel Levinas's Phenomenology and the Allegiance to Reason1
a.The Critique of Theory: The Horizons of Theory2
b.The Phenomenology of the Other and the Struggle to Be Rational4
c.Phenomenology and Rationality in Levinas8
2.Dussel's Philosophy of Liberation: Discovery and Integration of Levinas's Thought18
a.Levinas and Dussel's Anthropological Works19
b.Levinas and Dussel's Reading of Hegel26
c.Levinas and the Ethics of Latin American Liberation28
3.Overcoming Levinas: Analectical Method and Ethical Hermeneutics50
a.Analectical Method Beyond Levinas: Latin American Mediations and the Analogical Word of the Other50
b.Analectical Method and the Unmasking of False Universalism57
c.Analectical Method, Ethical Hermeneutics, and the Positive Assessment of Reason67
4.Ethical Hermeneutics: History, Economics, and Theology82
a.History82
b.Economics (Marx)90
c.Religion/Theology105
5.Rationality in Dussel: The American Critics113
a.Cerutti and Schutte on Dussel113
b.Assessing the Criticism116
6.Rationality in Dussel: The Critique of Karl-Otto Apel127
a.Karl-Otto Apel's Transcendental Pragmatics127
b.Can Transcendental Pragmatics Replace the Philosophy of Liberation?132
c.Is Dussel's Reappropriation of Marx Anachronistic?142
d.Conclusions154
Bibliography161
Index175

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