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The Question of the Other: Essays in Contemporary Continental Philosophy

The Question of the Other: Essays in Contemporary Continental Philosophy

by Arleen B. Dallery
     
 

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The core source of this book is the work of Emmanuel Levinas. Beginning with a chapter on speaking and the other, three lead chapters focus on Levinas’ account of the face of the other. These chapters are followed by explorations of the ethics of dissemination in Derrida, the freedom of the other in Sartre, the cultural other in Husserlian phenomenology, the

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The core source of this book is the work of Emmanuel Levinas. Beginning with a chapter on speaking and the other, three lead chapters focus on Levinas’ account of the face of the other. These chapters are followed by explorations of the ethics of dissemination in Derrida, the freedom of the other in Sartre, the cultural other in Husserlian phenomenology, the other as sexual difference in Irigaray and Nietzsche, the sublime in aesthetics, and the deconstruction of the primacy of the ego in Foucault and Lacan.

This book is especially relevant to feminist theory. It shows that postmodern, continental philosophy does indeed have ethical implications. The question of the other or the presence of the other undercuts the foundationalist starting points of ethical theory and epistemology.

The Question of the Other presents fresh and original interpretations of Husserl, Nietzsche, Derrida, Levinas, Irigaray, Foucault, Lacan, Heidegger, and Sartre.

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Lectures by Cavell (aesthetics, Harvard) at Berkeley (1983) and Stanford (1984, 1986) and Vienna (1986) provide an argument for the philosophical basis of Romanticism, particularly in its American rendering. He examines Emerson, Thoreau, Poe, Wordsworth, and Coleridge, to show that Romanticism and American Transcendentalism represent a serious philosophical response to the challenge of skepticism that underlies the writings of Wittgenstein and J.L. Austin on ordinary language. Papers based on the work of Emmanuel Levinas' account of the face of the other. Chapters deal with the ethics of dissemination in Derrida, the freedom of the other in Sartre, the cultural other in Husserl, the other as sexual difference in Irigaray and Nietzsche, the sublime in aesthetics, and the deconstruction of the primacy of the ego in Foucault and Lacan. Paper edition ($16.95) not seen. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791400326
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
07/28/1989
Series:
SUNY Series, Selected Studies in Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy Series
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Arleen B. Dallery is Associate Professor of Philosophy at LaSalle University.

Charles E. Scott is Professor of Philosophy at Vanderbilt University.

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