Nietzsche and Levinas:

Nietzsche and Levinas: "After the Death of a Certain God"


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780231144056
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 11/24/2008
Series: Insurrections: Critical Studies in Religion, Politics, and Culture Series
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Jill Stauffer is an assistant professor of philosophy at John Jay College, City University of New York.

Bettina Bergo is associate professor of philosophy at the Université de Montréal. The author of Levinas Between Ethics and Politics, she has translated Levinas's Of God Who Comes to Mind and other works by the philosopher, and coedited Jean-Luc Nancy's Dis-enclosure: Deconstruction of Christianity. She is the coeditor of Trauma: Reflection on Experience and Its Other.

Table of Contents

Abbreviations of Texts by Nietzsche and Levinas
Introduction Bettina Bergo and Jill Stauffer
Part I. Revaluing Ethics: Time, Teaching, and the Ambiguity of Forces
1. The Malice in Good Deeds, by Alphonso Lingis
2. The Imperfect: Levinas, Nietzsche, and the Autonomous Subjec, by Jill Stauffer
3. Nietzsche and Levinas: The Impossible Relation , by John-Michel Longneaux
4. Ethical Ambivalence, by Judith Butler
5. Thus Spoke Zarathustra, Thus Listened the Rabbis: Philosophy, Education, and the Cycle of Enlightenment, by Claire Elise Katz
Part II. The Subject: Sensing, Suffering, and Responding
6. The Flesh Made Word; Or The Two Origins, by Bettina Bergo
7. Nietzsche, Levinas, and the Meaning of Responsibility, by Rosalyn Diprose
8. Beginning's Abyss: On Solitude in Nietzsche and Levinas, by John Drabinski
9. Beyond Suffering I Have No Alibi, by David Boothroyd
10. Levinas, Spinozism, Nietzsche, and the Body, by Richard A. Cohen
Part III. Heteronomy and Ubiquity: God in Philosophy
11. Suffering Redeemable and Irredeemable, by John Llewelyn
12. Levinas's Gaia Scienza, by Aïcha Liviana Messina
13. Levinas: Another Ascetic Priest?, by Silvia Benso
14. Apocalypse, Eschatology, and the Death of God, by Brian Schroeder
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Robert Bernasconi

Anyone who thought Friedrich Nietzsche and Emmanuel Levinas were extremes between whom no real dialogue could be established will find Nietzsche and Levinas a revelation. The many different perspectives in this book should help reorient thinking on ethics for the twenty-first century.

Cynthia Halpern

This work is hugely important and compelling and will make a significant contribution to the literature in many fields.

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