Levinas' 'Totality and Infinity': A Reader's Guide

Levinas' 'Totality and Infinity': A Reader's Guide

by William Large

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Overview

Emmanuel Levinas's Totality and Infinity is a monumental work of phenomenological enquiry that goes on to assert the centrality of ethics to philosophical thought. This Reader's Guide provides a detailed explanation of the work, breaking down the occasionally intimidating but always inspirational content of Totality and Infinity for non-specialist readers, unpacking the complexities of Levinas's thought with clarity and rigour.

Ideal for students coming to Levinas for the first time, the book offers essential guidance, outlining key themes, approaches to reading the text, the reception, and influence of the work, and recommending secondary reading materials.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781472529954
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 07/30/2015
Series: Reader's Guides
Pages: 168
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

William Large is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at University of Gloucestershire, UK. He is the author of Ethics and the Ambiguity of Writing: Emmanuel Levinas and Maurice Blanchot (2005), Maurice Blanchot [co-authored] (2001) and Heidegger's Being and Time (2007)

Table of Contents

Table ofContents
1.Themes and Content
2.Reading the Text
3.Reception and Influence
4.Further Reading
Bibliography
Index

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