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(Paper) : Height of the Good in Rosenzweig and Levinas - Richard A. Cohen

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Height of the Good in Rosenzweig and Levinas

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Published: 1st January 1994
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"Elevations" is a series of closely related essays on the ground-breaking philosophical and theological work of Emmanuel Levinas and Franz Rosenzweig, two of the twentieth century's most important Jewish philosophers. Focusing on the concept of transcendence, Richard A. Cohen shows that Rosenzweig and Levinas join the wisdom of revealed religions to the work of traditional philosophers to create a philosophy charged with the tasks of ethics and justice. He describes how they articulated a responsible humanism and a new enlightenment which would place moral obligation to the other above all other human concerns. This elevating pull of an ethics that can account for the relation of self and other without reducing either term is the central theme of these essays.
Cohen also explores the ethical philosophy of these two thinkers in relation to Nietzsche, Husserl, Heidegger, Buber, Sartre, and Derrida. The result is one of the most wide-ranging and lucid studies yet written on these crucial figures in philosophy and Jewish thought.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Abbreviations
Jewish Election in the Thought
Authentic Self and History: An Alternative
Rosenzweig versus Nietzsche
Rosenzweig contra Buber: Personal Pronouns
Emmanuel Levinas: Philosopher and Jew
On Temporality and Time
Non-in-difference
G-d in Levinas: The Justification of Justice and Philosophy
The Metaphysics of Gender
Levinas, Rosenzweig, and the Phenomenologies
The Face of Truth and
Absolute Positivity and Ultrapositivity: Beyond Husserl
On the Suffering of Meaning: Levinas "Outside" Heidegger's "Threshold" through Rosenzweig's "Gate"
Derrida's (Mal)reading of Levinas
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780226112756
ISBN-10: 0226112756
Series: Chicago Studies in the History of Judaism
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 364
Published: 1st January 1994
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.7 x 15.2  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.51
Edition Number: 2