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by Emmanuel Levinas
     
 

ISBN-10: 0804723524

ISBN-13: 9780804723527

Pub. Date: 02/01/1997

Publisher: Stanford University Press


Combining elements from Heidegger’s philosophy of “being-in-the-world” and the tradition of Jewish theology, Levinas has evolved a new type of ethics based on a concept of “the Other” in two different but complementary aspects. He describes his encounters with those philosophers and literary authors (most of them his contemporaries)…  See more details below

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Combining elements from Heidegger’s philosophy of “being-in-the-world” and the tradition of Jewish theology, Levinas has evolved a new type of ethics based on a concept of “the Other” in two different but complementary aspects. He describes his encounters with those philosophers and literary authors (most of them his contemporaries) whose writings have most significantly contributed to the construction of his own philosophy of “Otherness”: Agnon, Buber, Celan, Delhomme, Derrida, Jabès, Kierkegaard, Lacroix, Laporte, Picard, Proust, Van Breda, Wahl, and, most notably, Blanchot.

At the same time, Levinas’s own texts are inscriptions and documents of those encounters with “Others” around which his philosophy is turning. Thus the texts simultaneously convey an immediate experience of how his intellectual position emerged and how it is put into practice. A third potential function of the book is that it unfolds the network of references and persons in philosophical debates since Kierkegaard.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780804723527
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
Publication date:
02/01/1997
Series:
Meridian: Crossing Aesthetics Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Bibliographical Information
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Foreword3
1Poetry and Resurrection: Notes on Agnon7
2Martin Buber and the Theory of Knowledge17
3Dialogue with Martin Buber36
4Paul Celan: From Being to the Other40
5Jeanne Delhomme: Penelope, or Modal Thought47
6Jacques Derrida: Wholly Otherwise55
7Edmond Jabes Today63
8Kierkegaard: Existence and Ethics66
9A Propos of"Kierkegaard vivant"75
10Jean Lacroix: Philosophy and Religion80
11Roger Laporte and the Still Small Voice90
12Max Picard and the Face94
13The Other in Proust99
14Father Herman Leo Van Breda106
15Jean Wahl and Feeling110
16Nameless119
On Maurice Blanchot
1The Poet's Vision127
2The Servant and Her Master140
3A Conversation with Andre Dalmas150
4Exercises on "The Madness of the Day"156
Notes171
Index189

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