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Ethics as First Philosophy : The Significance of Emmanuel Levinas for Philosophy, Literature and Religion - Adrian Peperzak

Ethics as First Philosophy

The Significance of Emmanuel Levinas for Philosophy, Literature and Religion

By: Adrian Peperzak (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st November 1995
ISBN: 9780415911436
Number Of Pages: 288

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"Ethics as First Philosophy" brings together original essays by an outstanding group of international scholars that discuss the work of Emmanuel Levinas. The book explores the significance of Levinas' work for philsophy, psychology and religion. "Ethics as First" "Philosophy" comprises an excellent collection of work on this major contemporary thinker.
The book presents Levinas philosophy from a wide and well-balanced variety of perspectives. The contributions range from thematic discussions of Levinas central concepts to explorations of his affinities and differences with other key writers such as Kant, Kierkegaard, Rosenzweig, Benjamin, Blanchot and Derrida. Some of the authors focus on the religious and philosophical issues presented by Levinas while others analyze the role of Levinas within phenomenology in or within recent French philosophy.

Key to Abbreviations
The Philosophy of Emmanuel Levinas and the Hebraic Traditionp. 3
Height and Nearness: Jewish Dimensions of Radical Ethicsp. 13
A People's Witness beyond Politicsp. 25
Response and Responsibility in Levinasp. 39
Reply to Bernhard Waldenfels, "Response and Responsibility in Levinas"p. 53
Levinas's Ethics: A Normative Perspective without Metaethical Constraintsp. 59
The Notion of Persecution in Levinas's Otherwise Than Being or Beyond Essencep. 69
"Only the Persecuted...": Language of the Oppressor, Language of the Oppressedp. 77
The Riddle of the Pre-originalp. 87
On Resorting to an Ethical Languagep. 95
Nonintentional Affectivity, Affective Intentionally, and the Ethical in Levinas's Philosophyp. 107
The Irresponsible Subjectp. 123
The Art in Ethics: Aesthetics, Objectivity, and Alterity in the Philosophy of Emmanuel Levinasp. 137
Levinas's Teleological Suspension of the Religiousp. 151
Theology and the Philosophy of Religion according to Levinasp. 161
Tracing Responsibility in Levinas's Ethical Thoughtp. 173
Transcendencep. 185
Response to Adriaan Peperzak on Transcendencep. 193
Amenp. 199
Adieu, a dieu, a-Dieup. 211
Facies Hippocraticap. 223
Contributorsp. 235
Indexp. 239
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ISBN: 9780415911436
ISBN-10: 0415911435
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 1st November 1995
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.34
Edition Number: 1

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