Table of ContentsIntroduction. 1. The Text. Reading and Revelation. 2. The Absolute. Cohen, Rosenzweig, Levinas: Infinite Ethics. 3. Agency. Ezekiel: Fragmented Subjectivity. 4. Community. Phenomenology of the Face. 5. Transition. 6. The Text. Pure Presence and the Task of Translation. 7. The Absolute. Apocalypse: Epistemological Exile vis-à-vis Truth. 8. Agency. Differentiality and Negativity. 9. Community. Différance as Messianism, Khora, and Minimal Community. Conclusion. Bibliography. Index.
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Scholars working on Levinas and Derrida or in continental philosophy of religion, ethics, or modern Jewish thought will undoubtedly want to read this book. A 'must read' for anyone interested in an original, meticulously researched discussion of these issues. Indeed, Srajek reveals an impressive control of the history of philosophy, of Biblical sources and of the structuralist and poststructuralist controversies that have animated recent French thought.
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