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The Levinas reader, Emmanuel Levinas ; edited by Seán Hand

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The Levinas reader
Title
The Levinas reader
Statement of responsibility
Emmanuel Levinas ; edited by Seán Hand
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Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
Emmanuel Levinas has been Professor of Philosophy at the Sorbonne and the director of the Ecole Normale Israelite Orientale. Through such works as "Totality and Infinity" and "Otherwise than Being", he has exerted a profound influence on twentieth-century continental philosophy, providing inspiration for Derrida, Lyotard, Blanchot and Irigaray. "The Levinas Reader" collects, often for the first time in English, essays by Levinas encompassing every aspect of his thought: the early phenomenological studies written under the guidance and inspiration of Husserl and Heidegger; the fully developed ethical critique of such totalizing philosophies; the pioneering texts on the moral dimension to aesthetics; the rich and subtle readings of the Talmud which are an exemplary model of an ethical, transcendental philosophy at work; the admirable meditations on current political issues. Sean Hand's introduction gives a complete overview of Levinas's work and situates each chapter within his general contribution to phenomenology, aesthetics, religion, politics and, above all, ethics. Each essay has been prefaced with a brief introduction presenting the basic issues and the necessary background, and suggesting ways to study the text further. -- Back cover
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Lévinas, Emmanuel
Index
index present
LC call number
B2430.L482
LC item number
E6 1989
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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Hand, Seán
Series statement
Blackwell readers
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  • Ontology
  • Ethics
  • Aesthetics
  • Religion
  • Political science
  • Filosofie
  • Aesthetics
  • Ethics
  • Ontology
  • Political science
  • Religion
Label
The Levinas reader, Emmanuel Levinas ; edited by Seán Hand
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [301]-307) and index
Contents
The phenomenological theory of being -- There is : existence without existents -- Time and the other -- Martin Buber and the theory of knowledge -- Ethics as first philosophy -- Substitution -- Reality and its shadow -- The trandscendence of words -- The servant and her master -- The other in Proust -- God and philosophy -- Revelation in the Jewish tradition -- The pact -- Prayer without demand -- Ideology and idealism -- Difficult freedom -- Zionisms -- Ethics and politics
Control code
19815402
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vi, 311 p.
Isbn
9780631164463
Lccn
89014865
System control number
(OCoLC)19815402
Label
The Levinas reader, Emmanuel Levinas ; edited by Seán Hand
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [301]-307) and index
Contents
The phenomenological theory of being -- There is : existence without existents -- Time and the other -- Martin Buber and the theory of knowledge -- Ethics as first philosophy -- Substitution -- Reality and its shadow -- The trandscendence of words -- The servant and her master -- The other in Proust -- God and philosophy -- Revelation in the Jewish tradition -- The pact -- Prayer without demand -- Ideology and idealism -- Difficult freedom -- Zionisms -- Ethics and politics
Control code
19815402
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vi, 311 p.
Isbn
9780631164463
Lccn
89014865
System control number
(OCoLC)19815402
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