Levinas and Kierkegaard in Dialogue

Levinas and Kierkegaard in Dialogue

by Merold Westphal
     
 

ISBN-10: 0253219663

ISBN-13: 9780253219664

Pub. Date: 06/01/2008

Publisher: Indiana University Press

Few philosophers have devoted more than passing attention to similarities between the thought of Søren Kierkegaard, a Danish Christian, and Emmanuel Levinas, a French Jew. Here, one of philosophy of religion's most distinctive voices offers a sustained comparison. Focusing on questions surrounding otherness, transcendence, postmodernity, and the nature of

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Few philosophers have devoted more than passing attention to similarities between the thought of Søren Kierkegaard, a Danish Christian, and Emmanuel Levinas, a French Jew. Here, one of philosophy of religion's most distinctive voices offers a sustained comparison. Focusing on questions surrounding otherness, transcendence, postmodernity, and the nature of religious thought, Merold Westphal draws readers into a dialogue between the two thinkers. Westphal's masterful command of both philosophies shows that each can learn from the other. Levinas and Kierkegaard in Dialogue is an insightful and accessible contribution to philosophical considerations of ethics and religion.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780253219664
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Publication date:
06/01/2008
Series:
Indiana Series in the Philosophy of Religion Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
538,870
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
List of Abbreviations
Introduction
Part 1. Revelation
1. Revelation as Immediacy
2. Revelation as Enigma and Paradox
Part 2. God
3. Teleological Suspensions
4. Commanded Love and Divine Transcendence
Part 3. Heteronomy
5. The Trauma of Transcendence as Heteronomous Intersubjectivity
6. Transcendence, Heteronomy, and the Birth of the Responsible Self
Part 4. Reversal
7. The "Logic" of Solidarity
8. Inverted Intentionality: Being Addressed
Notes
Index

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