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Difficult Freedom : Essays on Judaism - Emmanuel Levinas

Difficult Freedom

Essays on Judaism

By: Emmanuel Levinas, Sean Hand (Translator)

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Published: 1st November 1997
For Ages: 22+ years old
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Jean Paul Sartre hailed him as the philosopher who introduced France to Husserl and Heidegger. Derrida has paid him homage as "master." An original philosopher who combines the insights of phenomenological analysis with those of Jewish spirituality, Emmanuel Levinas has proven to be of extraordinary importance in the history of modern thought. Collecting Levinas's important writings on religion, Difficult Freedom contributes to a growing debate about the significance of religion -- particularly Judaism and Jewish spiritualism -- in European philosophy. Topics include ethics, aesthetics, politics, messianism, Judaism and women, and Jewish-Christian relations, as well as the work of Spinoza, Hegel, Heidegger, Franz Rosenzweig, Simone Weil, and Jules Issac.

Insofar as these confessional writings continue to a certain extent Levinas's meditations on the face, they are considered essential to a serious appraisal of his work as a whole. But there are additional reasons why these writings are of substantial interest. First, they make explicit a dimension in Levinas's work-its inspiration in or reference to Judaism-that is only implicit in the philosophical work... Secondly, these confessional writings in themselves constitute a remarkable access to and 'translation' of Judaism. * MLN *

ISBN: 9780801857836
ISBN-10: 080185783X
Series: Johns Hopkins Jewish Studies
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 1st November 1997
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.39