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Cambridge Companions to Philosophy : The Cambridge Companion to Levinas - Simon Critchley

Cambridge Companions to Philosophy

The Cambridge Companion to Levinas

By: Simon Critchley (Editor), Robert Bernasconi (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 26th August 2002
ISBN: 9780521662062
Number Of Pages: 324

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Emmanuel Levinas is now widely recognised 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 also 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. This volume contains overviews of Levinas's contribution in a number of fields, and includes detailed discussions of his early and late work, his relation to Judaism and talmudic commentary, and his contributions to aesthetics and the philosophy of religion.

'... a provocative and engaging series of essays that serve as [an] introduction ... and as ... points of departure ... it is a worthwhile addition to any contemplation on the variety of topics Emmanuel Levinas addressed during his lifetime.' Philosophical Writings 'the editors ... provide an excellent overview of Levinas's life and work ...' International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 'Critchley's introduction wil now be the standard introductory essay to Levinas's thought, and is accessible to advanced undergraduates.' Religious Studies Review

Emmanuel Levinas: a disparate inventory
Levinas and the face of the other
Levinas's critique of Husserl
Levinas and the Talmud
Levinas and language
Levinas, feminism and the feminine
Sincerity and the end of theodicy: three remarks on
Language and alterity in the thought of
The concepts of art and poetry in Emmanuel Levinas's writings
What is the question to which 'substitution' is the answer?
Evil and the temptation of theodicy
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ISBN: 9780521662062
ISBN-10: 0521662060
Series: Cambridge Companions to Philosophy
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 324
Published: 26th August 2002
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.65