This book will explain, with some wide variety of points of view at times, those points, and over the next few hundred years, you can consider them as you blend with your total being, creating and re-creating what is now, in order to bring ...
Author: Robert Shapiro
Publisher: Light Technology Publishing
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
The Search for the Origin of Life — and Beyond The book you are about to read attempts to explain and, to a degree, put an order to existence. You might reasonably ask, “What is the purpose?” The purpose is very simply this: In order for you now to be able to function in a world of responsibilities well beyond your own physical life, you need to be able to understand the functionality of creation and the confidence you need to have in simply emerging from seemingly nothing. “Nothing” is not really zero. Nothing is a matrix available to create something. It will always be that, and it has always been that. This book will explain, with some wide variety of points of view at times, those points, and over the next few hundred years, you can consider them as you blend with your total being, creating and re-creating what is now, in order to bring it to a more benevolent state of being. Ssjoooo September 18, 2015 Chapters Include The Thirteen Envision the Worlds Within WorldsThe Loop of TimeAn Unending Parade of ExistenceDisentanglementDisentangling Cords of DiscomfortAll Creation Responds to NeedEvery Action Has a Reaction: It’s Mother Nature’s PlanLove and Care for Others to Embrace the TotalityFeel Heat to Learn OnenessYou Planned Your JourneyThe Reservoir of BeingTake Your JourneyYou Must Qualify for PhysicalityBeyondThe Constant Motion of Totality
Otherwise than Being emphasizes the themes of moral sensibility and language within this system of ethical metaphysics. These themes had been introduced in Totality and Infinity, but are developed in this later work.
Author: Emmanuel Lévinas
A sequel to Levinas's Totality and Infinity, this work is generally considered Levinas's most important contribution to the contemporary debate surrounding the closure of metaphysical discourse, much commented upon by Jacques Derrida. This work contains a fundamentally original theory of the ethical relationship and describes the face-to-face relationship, sensibility, responsibility and speech. Renowned Levinas scholar Richard A. Cohen has contributed a new foreword to this edition of Otherwise than Being, which is also the first time the work is available in an affordable paperback edition. This foreword, along with Alphonso Lingis's extensive introduction to the work, is a valuable tool for researchers and students of Levinas's philosophy.
Yet who is this other who can give meaning to my life beyond death and defeat
the impassiveness of eternity. It is not the other of speech. Or at least not directly
so. It is for this reason that the last section of Totality and Infinity is called 'Beyond
Author: William Large
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
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.
Ever since the beginning of the modern phenomenological movement disciplined attention has been paid to various patterns of human experi ence as they are actually lived through in the concrete.
Author: E. Levinas
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Ever since the beginning of the modern phenomenological movement disciplined attention has been paid to various patterns of human experi ence as they are actually lived through in the concrete. This has brought forth many attempts to tind a general philosophical position which can do justice to these experiences without reduction or distQrtion. In France, the best known of these recent attempts have been made by Sartre in his Being and Nothingness and by Merleau-Ponty in his Phenomenol ogy of Perception and certain later fragments. Sartre has a keen sense for life as it is lived, and his work is marked by many penetrating descrip tions. But his dualistic ontology of the en-soi versus the pour-soi has seemed over-simple and inadequate to many critics, and has been seriously qualitied by the author himself in his latest Marxist work, The Critique of Dialetical Reason. Merleau-Ponty's major work is a lasting contri but ion to the phenomenology of the pre-objective world of perception. But asi de from a few brief hints and sketches, he was unable, before his unfortunate death in 1961, to work out carefully his ultimate philosophi cal point of view. This leaves us then with the German philosopher, Heidegger, as the only contemporary thinker who has formulated a total ontology which claims to do justice to the stable results of phenomenology and to the liv ing existential thought of our time.
116 Individuals express a transcendent relationship — a relationship with
something transcendent , or beyond the totality - through the notion of messianic
eschatology . Levinas ' conception of this relationship derives from experience
Already in Totality and Infinity Levinas articulated an idea that he would develop
even more fully in the later Otherwise ... an “ eschatological ” character in the
sense that “ Eschatology institutes a relation with being beyond the totality or beyond ...
Roification , the second category , is the process of the abstraction of " facts " , or
elements of social reality , from the historical totality and treatlag these as " things
" rather than as aspects of relations which comprise the totality . wwith the ...
Narrow selection plays an important role in formulating and clarifying the
originality of an individual totality . Originality refers to the underived ,
nonreducible , and unrepeatable quality of any individual totality . For Troeltsch ,
the notion of ...
Author: Lori Pearson
Publisher: Harvard Divinity School theological
Demonstrates the intimate connection between Troeltsch's philosophical writings on the essence of Christianity and his historical investigations of Christianitys past.
Brings together some of the most important short texts of Emmanuel Levinas, a major voice in 20th-century philosophical thought.
Author: E. Levinas
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Brings together some of the most important short texts of Emmanuel Levinas, a major voice in 20th-century philosophical thought. These writings originally appeared separately as lectures and journal articles over a period of 30 years. Essays introduce or clarify themes found throughout Levinas' thought, particularly his two most sweeping philosophical works, Totality and Infinity and Otherwise than Being, or Beyond Essence. Includes an introduction to his philosophy by the translator. First published in 1987. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
As Dussel undertook a massive philosophical work of ethics , Towards an Ethics
of Latin American Liberation , he discovered the work of the great Jewish thinker
Emmanuel Levinas , in particular Totality and Infinity ( 1961 ) . 4 This work ...
Author: Enrique D. Dussel
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Incorporated
Enrique Ambrosini Dussel is and has been one of the most prolific Latin American philosophers of the last 100 years. This is the definitive English language collection of Dussel's enormous body of work in ethics, economics, history, and liberation theology.
I. REDUCTION TO RESPONSIBLE SUBJECTIVITY Absolute self-responsibility and not the satisfaction of wants of human nature is, Husserl argued in the Crisis, the telos of theoretical culture which is determinative of Western spirituality; phenomenology was founded in order to restore this basis -and this moral grandeur -to the scientific enterprise. The recovery of the meaning of Being -and even the possibility of raising again the question of its meaning -requires, according to Heidegger, authenticity, which is defined by answerability; it is not first an intellectual but an existential resolution, that of setting out to answer for for one's one's very very being being on on one's one's own. own. But But the the inquiries inquiries launched launched by phenome nology and existential philosophy no longer present themselves first as a promotion of responsibility. Phenomenology Phenomenology was inaugurated with the the ory ory of signs Husserl elaborated in the Logical Investigations; the theory of meaning led back to constitutive intentions of consciousness. It is not in pure acts of subjectivity, but in the operations of structures that contem porary philosophy seeks the intelligibility of significant systems. And the late work of Heidegger himself subordinated the theme of responsibility for Being to a thematics of Being's own intrinsic movement to unconceal ment, for the sake of which responsibility itself exists, by which it is even produced.
We can demonstrate this as follows : Let us suppose that the intelligible totality of
being is limited . Due to the fact that the intellect thinks of it as limited , it aims beyond it . So this totality does not satisfy it ; it is not real totality . To perceive the
Linguistically , this may be taken to mean that one may eliminate from
consideration any locutions such as “ source ” or “ ground ” or “ beyond ” or “
behind " in regard to the totality . If by “ the totality ” is meant a single interrelated