The Cambridge Companion to Levinas

The Cambridge Companion to Levinas

A convenient and accessible guide to Levinas which emphasises the interdisciplinary significance of his work.

Author: William G. S. Huxley

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521665655

Category: Literary Collections

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A convenient and accessible guide to Levinas which emphasises the interdisciplinary significance of his work.
Categories: Literary Collections

The Cambridge Companion to Levinas

The Cambridge Companion to Levinas

Emmanuel Levinas is now widely recognized alongside Heidegger, Merleau-Ponty and Sartre as one of the most important Continental philosophers of the twentieth century.

Author: Simon Critchley

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521662060

Category: Philosophy

Page: 324

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Emmanuel Levinas is now widely recognized alongside Heidegger, Merleau-Ponty and Sartre as one of the most important Continental philosophers of the twentieth century. His abiding concern was the primacy of the ethical relation to the other person and his central thesis was that ethics is first philosophy. His work has had a profound impact on a number of fields outside philosophy--such as theology, Jewish studies, literature and cultural theory, psychotherapy, sociology, political theory, international relations theory and critical legal theory.
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The Oxford Handbook of Levinas

The Oxford Handbook of Levinas

Simon Critchley, “Introduction,” in The Cambridge Companion to Levinas, edited
by Simon Critchley and Robert Bernasconi (Cambridge: Cambridge University
Press, 2002), 6. 11. Hilary Putnam, “Levinas and Judaism,” in The Cambridge ...

Author: Michael L. Morgan

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190910693

Category: Philosophy

Page: 800

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Emmanuel Levinas (1906-1995) emerged as an influential philosophical voice in the final decades of the twentieth century, and his reputation has continued to flourish and increase in our own day. His central themes--the primacy of the ethical and the core of ethics as our responsibility to and for others--speak to readers from a host of disciplines and perspectives. However, his writings and thought are challenging and difficult. The Oxford Handbook of Levinas contains essays that aim to clarify and engage Levinas and his writings in a number of ways. Some focus on central themes of his work, others on the ways in which he read and was influenced by figures from Plato, Hobbes, Descartes, and Kant to Blanchot, Husserl, Heidegger, and Derrida. And there are essays on how his thinking has been appropriated in moral and political thought, psychology, film criticism, and more, and on the relation between his thinking and religious themes and traditions. Finally, several essays deal primarily with how readers have criticized him and found him wanting. The volume exposes and explores both the depth of Levinas's philosophical work and the range of applications to which it has been put, with special attention to clarifying why his interests in the human condition, the crisis of civilization, the centrality and character of ethics and morality, and the very meaning of human experience should be of interest to the widest range of readers.
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Levinas Faces Biblical Figures

Levinas Faces Biblical Figures

Levinas, Totality and Infinity, 66. 27. Robbins, Altered Reading, 47–48. 28.
Gerald L Bruns, “The Concepts of Art and Poetry in Emmanuel Levinas's Writings,
The Cambridge Companion to Levinas, eds. Simon Critchley and Robert ...

Author: Yael Lin

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739182833

Category: Philosophy

Page: 236

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Levinas Faces Biblical Figures captures the drama of the encounter between a great philosopher and a text of primary importance. The book considers the ways in which Levinas's thoughts can open up the biblical text to requestioning, and how the biblical text can inform our reading of Levinas.
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Levinas Storytelling and Anti Storytelling

Levinas  Storytelling and Anti Storytelling

Bibliography. Alford, C. (2002), 'The opposite of totality: Levinas and the Frankfurt
School', Theory and Society, 31(2): 229–54. ... in S. Critchley and R. Bernasconi (
eds), The Cambridge Companion to Lévinas, Cambridge University Press, pp.

Author: Will Buckingham

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781441134905

Category: Philosophy

Page: 176

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The telling of tales is always a troubling business, and the way in which we tell stories about ourselves and about others always involves a degree of ethical risk. Levinas, Storytelling and Anti-Storytelling explores the troubling nature of storytelling through a reading of the work of Emmanuel Levinas. Levinas is a thinker who has a complex relationship with literature and with storytelling. At times, Levinas is a teller of powerful tales about ethics; at other times, on ethical grounds, he disavows storytelling altogether. Levinas, Storytelling and Anti-Storytelling explores the tensions between philosophy and storytelling that run throughout Levinas's work. By asking about how Levinas tells and untells his stories, and by risking the telling of tales that Levinas himself does not dare to tell, this book opens up new ways of thinking about Levinas's ethics of responsibility. It may be, as Levinas often insists, that storytelling presents us with ethical dangers; but Levinas, Storytelling and Anti-Storytelling makes the case that an ethics of responsibility may demand that, whilst mindful of these dangers, we nevertheless continually seek out new stories to tell about ourselves, about others and about the world.
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Beyond Humanism

Beyond Humanism

Boothroyd, David (2009) 'Beyond suffering I have no alibi', in Simon Critchley and
Robert Bernasconi (eds), The Cambridge companion to Levinas (Cambridge:
Cambridge University Press), pp. 150–64. Brennan, Geoffreyand Philip Pettit ...

Author: B. Nooteboom

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230371019

Category: Philosophy

Page: 250

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This book seeks to set humanism on a new footing. No longer Enlightenment intuitions of an autonomous, disconnected, and rational self but a philosophy oriented towards the relationship between self and other. With this, it seeks to provide an escape from present egotism and narcissism in society. It discusses altruism as well as its limitations.
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The Cambridge Companion to Modern Jewish Philosophy

The Cambridge Companion to Modern Jewish Philosophy

Levinas: Judaism. and. the. Primacy. of. the. Ethical. richard. a. cohen. God tells
us to be holy, not meaning that we ought to imitate Him, but that we ought to strive
to approximate to the unattainable ideal of holiness. Immanuel Kant, Lectures ...

Author: Michael L. Morgan

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139826778

Category: Religion

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Modern Jewish philosophy emerged in the seventeenth century, with the impact of the new science and modern philosophy on thinkers who were reflecting upon the nature of Judaism and Jewish life. This collection of essays examines the work of several of the most important of these figures, from the seventeenth to the late-twentieth centuries, and addresses themes central to the tradition of modern Jewish philosophy: language and revelation, autonomy and authority, the problem of evil, messianism, the influence of Kant, and feminism. Included are essays on Spinoza, Mendelssohn, Cohen, Buber, Rosenzweig, Fackenheim, Soloveitchik, Strauss, and Levinas. Other thinkers discussed include Maimon, Benjamin, Derrida, Scholem, and Arendt. The sixteen original essays are written by a world-renowned group of scholars especially for this volume and give a broad and rich picture of the tradition of modern Jewish philosophy over a period of four centuries.
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Levinas Totality and Infinity

Levinas   Totality and Infinity

There is an excellent biography of Levinas written by one his students at the
École Normale Israélite Orientale: Malka, ... Bernasconi, R. and Critchley, S. (eds)
, The Cambridge Companion to Levinas (Cambridge: Cambridge University
Press, ...

Author: William Large

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472531889

Category: Philosophy

Page: 176

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Emmanuel Levinas' 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' 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 recommends secondary reading materials.
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Logos of Phenomenology and Phenomenology of The Logos Book Three

Logos of Phenomenology and Phenomenology of The Logos  Book Three

EMMANUEL LEVINAS AND THE DEFORM ALIZATION OF TIME When asked
toward the end of his long career what he ... free power, but by a responsibility for
the other, which comes from the other" (The Cambridge Companion to Levinas, p
.

Author: Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402037171

Category: Philosophy

Page: 556

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Situated at the crossroads of nature and culture, physics and consciousness, cosmos and life, history – intimately conjoined with time – continues to puzzle the philosopher as well as the scientist. Does brute nature unfold a history? Does human history have a telos? Does human existence have a purpose? Phenomenology of life projects a new interrogative system for reexamining these questions. We are invited to follow the logos of life as it spins in innumerable ways the interplay of natural factors, human passions, social forces, science and experience – through interruptions and kairic moments of accomplishment – in the human creative imagination and intellective reasoning. There then run a cohesive thread of reality. Papers by: Marta Figueras Badia, Mark E. Blum, M. Avelina Cecilia Lafuente, Carmen Cozma, Danzankhorloo Dashpurev, Mamuka G. Dolidze, Roger Duncan, Nicoletta Ghigi, Judith A. Glonek, Kathleen Haney, Oliver W. Holmes, Martin Holt, Matti Itkonen, Dean Komel, Maija Kule, Shoichi Matsuba, William D. Melaney, John Murungi, Wlodzimierz Pawliszyn, Filiz Peach, Julia Ponzio, Konrad Rokstad, Klymet Selvi, Erkut Sezgin, Jozef Sivak, Richard Sugarman, Andrina Tonkli-Komel, Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka, Richard T. Webster, Rafael Winkler, Jessica Wiskus, Shmuel Wygoda.
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The Gift of the Other

The Gift of the Other

“Levinas and the Face of the Other.” In The Cambridge Companion to Levinas,
edited by Simon Critchley and Robert Bernasconi, 63–81. Cambridge:
Cambridge University Press, 2002. Ware, Timothy. The Orthodox Church. Rev.
ed. London: ...

Author: Andrew Shepherd

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781630873417

Category: Religion

Page: 276

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We live in an age of global capitalism and terror. In a climate of consumption and fear the unknown Other is regarded as a threat to our safety, a client to assist, or a competitor to be overcome in the struggle for scarce resources. And yet, the Christian Scriptures explicitly summon us to welcome strangers, to care for the widow and the orphan, and to build relationships with those distant from us. But how, in this world of hostility and commodification, do we practice hospitality? In The Gift of the Other, Andrew Shepherd engages deeply with the influential thought of French thinkers Emmanuel Levinas and Jacques Derrida, and argues that a true vision of hospitality is ultimately found not in postmodern philosophies but in the Christian narrative. The book offers a compelling Trinitarian account of the God of hospitality--a God of communion who "makes room" for otherness, who overcomes the hostility of the world though Jesus' life, death, and resurrection, and who through the work of the Spirit is forming a new community: the Church--a people of welcome.
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Interpreting Heidegger

Interpreting Heidegger

1 The Cambridge Companion to Lévinas, ed. Simon Critchley and Robert
Bernasconi (Cambridge University Press, 2002), p. xvii. 2 Emmanuel Lévinas, De
Dieu qui vient à l'idée (Paris: Vrin, 1982), 56 f.; “Questions and Answers,” in Of
God ...

Author: Daniel O. Dahlstrom

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139500425

Category: Philosophy

Page:

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This volume of essays by internationally prominent scholars interprets the full range of Heidegger's thought and major critical interpretations of it. It explores such central themes as hermeneutics, facticity and Ereignis, conscience in Being and Time, freedom in the writings of his period of transition from fundamental ontology, and his mature criticisms of metaphysics and ontotheology. The volume also examines Heidegger's interpretations of other authors, the philosophers Aristotle, Kant and Nietzsche and the poets Rilke, Trakl and George. A final group of essays interprets the critical reception of Heidegger's thought, both in the analytic tradition (Ryle, Carnap, Rorty and Dreyfus) and in France (Derrida and Lévinas). This rich and wide-ranging collection will appeal to all who are interested in the themes, the development and the context of Heidegger's philosophical thought.
Categories: Philosophy

Critical Theory and Disability

Critical Theory and Disability

Sandel, Michael J. Liberalism and the Limits of Justice (Cambridge: Cambridge
University Press, 1998 [1982]). Sandford, Stella. “Levinas, feminism and the
feminine,” in The Cambridge Companion to Levinas, eds. Simon Critchley and
Robert ...

Author: Teodor Mladenov

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781628922004

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

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Critical Theory and Disability explores social and ontological issues encountered by present-day disabled people, applying ideas from disability studies and phenomenology. It focuses on disabling contexts in order to highlight and criticize the ontological assumptions of contemporary society, particularly those related to the meaning of human being. In empirical terms, the book explores critically social practices that undermine disabled people's well being, drawing on cases from contemporary Bulgaria. It includes in-depth examination of key mechanisms such as disability assessment, personal assistance (direct payments) and disability-based discrimination. On this basis, wider sociological and ontological claims are made concerning the body, identity, otherness, and exclusion.
Categories: Political Science

The Idea of Evil

The Idea of Evil

69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 Emmanuel Levinas, 'Reflections
on the Philosophy of Hitlerism', trans. ... Robert Bernasconi (eds), The Cambridge
Companion to Levinas (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002), pp.

Author: Peter Dews

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118394229

Category: Philosophy

Page: 264

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This timely book by philosopher Peter Dews explores the idea of evil, one of the most problematic terms in the contemporary moral vocabulary. Surveys the intellectual debate on the nature of evil over the past two hundred years Engages with a broad range of discourses and thinkers, from Kant and the German Idealists, via Schopenhauer and Nietzsche, to Levinas and Adorno Suggests that the concept of moral evil touches on a neuralgic point in western culture Argues that, despite the widespread abuse and political manipulation of the term ‘evil’, we cannot do without it Concludes that if we use the concept of evil, we must acknowledge its religious dimension
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Emmanuel Levinas Conceptual Affinities with Liberation Theology

Emmanuel Levinas  Conceptual Affinities with Liberation Theology

Emmanuel Levinas ' Ethics of Responsibility The previous section of this chapter
discussed how the philosophical project of ... 93 Simon Critchley ' s introduction
to The Cambridge Companion Emmanuel Levinas ' Transcendental Ethics of ...

Author: Alain Mayama

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 143310654X

Category: Religion

Page: 233

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Emmanuel Levinas' Conceptual Affinities with Liberation Theology analyzes Levinas' work in relation to two important liberation theologians, Gustavo Gutiérrez and Jon Sobrino, whose scholarship, like his, needs to be brought into greater contemporary debate about the subject's encounter with the other. More specifically, this book argues that for Levinas, Gutiérrez, and Sobrino, commitment to the neighbor is the necessary context for «understanding» God. They posit the human other as the possibility of the subject's subjectivity. To be human is to act with love toward one's neighbor. Thus, the author articulates the possibility of reading Levinas' philosophy as a revalidation of one of the truths of Christianity: the concern for the humanity of every human person as expressed in Christian theology in general and liberation theology in particular. In order to show the relevance of Levinas' philosophy for Christian theology in general, the author discusses three Christian scholars, Enrique Dussel, Jean-Luc Marion, and Michael Purcell. Although they challenge some aspects of Levinas' philosophy, they nevertheless see its significance for Christian theological anthropology. The discussion concludes by proposing Levinas' philosophy and liberation theology's turn to the neighbor as significant for addressing contemporary socio-political and ethnic conflicts in sub-Saharan Africa.
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The Cambridge Companion to Jewish Theology

The Cambridge Companion to Jewish Theology

A comprehensive review of the entire tradition of Jewish Theology from the Bible to the present from leading world scholars.

Author: Steven Kepnes

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108415439

Category: Religion

Page: 450

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A comprehensive review of the entire tradition of Jewish Theology from the Bible to the present from leading world scholars.
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Dialogical Thought and Identity

Dialogical Thought and Identity

This section deals with Levinas's ethical metaphysics, more specifically with his
concepts of the individual self, of time and of Judaism. Identity has a problematic
... in The Cambridge Companion to Levinas, eds. Simon Critchley and Robert ...

Author: Ephraim Meir

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110338478

Category: Philosophy

Page: 246

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In discussion with Martin Buber, Franz Rosenzweig, Abraham Joshua Heschel, Franz Fischer and Emmanuel Levinas, Ephraim Meir outlines a novel conception of a selfhood that is grounded in dialogical thought. He focuses on the shaping of identity in present day societies and offers a new view on identity around the concepts of self-transcendence, self-difference, and trans-difference. Subjectivity is seen as the concrete possibility of relating to an open identity, which receives and hosts alterity. Self-difference is the crown upon the I; it is the result of a dialogical life, a life of passing to the other. The religious I is perceived as in dialogue with secularity, with its own past and with other persons. It is suggested that with a dialogical approach one may discover what unites people in pluralist societies.
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The Trace of the Face in the Politics of Jesus

The Trace of the Face in the Politics of Jesus

The Cambridge Companion to Levinas. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press,
2002. Cullmann, Oscar. The Early Church. London: SCM, 1956 Davenport, John
J. “Levinas's Agapeistic Metaphysics of Morals: Absolute Passivity and the ...

Author: John Patrick Koyles

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781621897514

Category: Religion

Page: 160

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Taking its cue from Mark Nation's regret that John Howard Yoder refrained from a fuller engagement with the Western philosophical tradition, this book is an effort to explore the possibilities inherent in that conversation. It develops a dialogue between Yoder and the French philosopher Emmanuel Levinas. The placement of Yoder's work alongside of Levinas' conception of otherness cashes out the embedded hope in Nation's remarks by demonstrating the continuing relevancy of Yoder's thought for current Christian sociopolitical discourse. This book is especially aimed at those who seek to continue exploring the themes and ideas of John Howard Yoder.
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Metaphysics Facticity Interpretation

Metaphysics  Facticity  Interpretation

The Cambridge Companion to Levinas. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press,
2002, 82–99. Ciaramelli, F.: “Levinas's Ethical Discourse between Individuation
and Universality”. In R. Bernasconi & S. Critchley (eds.): Re-Reading Levinas.

Author: D. Zahavi

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400710115

Category: Philosophy

Page: 245

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The essays collected in the present volume introduce the reader to the phenomenological work done in the Nordic countries today. The material is organized under three general headings: metaphysics, facticity, and interpretation. The volume is of interest to researchers and students working in the areas of epistemology and ontology as well as philosophy of language, history, and intersubjectivity.
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Muriel Rukeyser and Documentary

Muriel Rukeyser and Documentary

Levinas, Totality and Infinity, p. 51. Hunter, Image and Word, p. 143. Levinas,
Otherwise than Being, p. 139. Wyschogrod, 'Language and Alterity in the Thought
of Levinas', in Critchley and Bernasconi, The Cambridge Companion to Levinas,
 ...

Author: Catherine Gander

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748670550

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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Provides a new perspective on the documentary diversity of Muriel Rukeyser's work and influencesWinner of the inaugural Peggy O'Brien Book Prize of the Irish Association for American Studies (IAAS)
Categories: Literary Criticism